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UMCOR makes grants for Sandy recovery

NEW YORK—United Methodists in New York were counting on the regional shipments of 15,000 flood buckets that they distributed to Hurricane Sandy survivors last fall. But they didn’t expect the more than 11,000 blankets from a faraway source, said Bishop Martin McLee, leader of the denomination’s New York Conference. “There was this wonderful call, asking […]

Sandy’s aftermath: Planning long-term relief in NYC, New Jersey

By Linda Unger and Susan Kim, Special Contributors… As big flakes of icy wet snow fell on streets still muddy from Hurricane Sandy’s devastating storm surge, Peter Vasquenz carried another black trash bag to the curb outside his mother’s home on Staten Island, N.Y. In it were pieces of ripped flooring and soggy drywall from […]

Relief work begins after East Coast hurricane

Entire coastal towns underwater. Millions without power. A paralyzed New York City. Days after Hurricane Sandy rolled across a huge swath of the eastern United States, United Methodists began springing into action. Churches opened their doors as shelters, community centers and recharging stations, and United Methodist disaster response coordinators began deploying teams of volunteers to […]

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