Disaster relief organizations associated with Churches of Christ respond to Superstorm Sandy
Just three days after Superstorm Sandy pummeled much of the nation’s East Coast with severe winds and torrential flooding, donations to relief efforts are pouring in, CNN reports.
Ministries associated with Churches of Christ are among those responding to the needs:
• Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort: Truckloads of emergency food and supplies are on the way to the Roosevelt Freeport Church of Christ in Roosevelt, N.Y., the Gateway Church of Christ in Union Beach, N.J., and the Garretson Road Church of Christ in Bridgewater, N.J., according to the ministry’s website. Volunteers are busy packing additional food boxes at the Nashville, Tenn., warehouse.
• Disaster Assistance CoC: The ministry, sponsored by the Lake Jackson Church of Christ in Texas, is in Hoboken, N.J., preparing hot meals for storm victims. Mike Baumgartner directs the effort.
Read The Christian Chronicle’s earlier report on the storm.
Reader feedback: Do you know of other needs or relief efforts involving Churches of Christ? Please leave a comment with details and contact information.
Feedback-Disaster Assistance Mission-Hurricane Sandy-Hoboken NJ- Things are still crazy here. We served 1388 meals. It is a days work just trying to go out and get the supplies to cook. Thank goodness the Office of Emergency Management is bring us gas each day for the generators. Tonight I am trying to get all my calls returned. Most of the day I can’t here the phone because of the generators running. Many Churches have called wanting to help. The challenge now is to find a place for volunteers to stay. Tomorrow Collingswood CoC is driving about 1 hr 45 min each way just to help for one day and bring us some supplies. You can volunteer or donate online at www.disasterassistancecoc.comMike BaumgartnerNovember, 2 2012Disaster Assistance Mission-Hurricane Sandy-Hoboken NJ-At the end of the day here in Hoboken we have served over 6000 meals and handed out many other supplies. The town here feels that things are getting under control so we are making pl
ans to move into the next phase of this disaster. We will be moving hopefully by mid next week to Far Rockaway NY. We will be working with Far Rockaway CoC, Mid-Hudson CoC , Long Island CoC and other area Churches. The Far Rockaway Church has secured a location in a large parking in the center of town. This location will serve as the central location for meals and other supply distribution for the area. The minister of Far Rockaway told me that power may not be on in this area for another 2 months.
For all of you waiting for me to have housing for you so you can come and help, please be patient with me. Bro Hayward is working on this with me. With no power and water in most areas this is not a easy task. We are trying to arrange housing as close to Far Rockaway as we can. This is going to be a large undertaking!!!! 2 mo without power this time of year is not going to be a picnic. Please keep everyone affected and the Disaster Assistance Mission in your prayers. You can volunteer or donate online at www.disasterassistancecoc.comMike BaumgartnerNovember, 10 2012
We hope to fix the problems ASAP.