Superstorm Sandy devastated the east coast. Crashing into the shoreline with historic force and quickly moving into the heart of New York and New Jersey. After all the waters recede, Sandy will have claimed over 100 lives on the coast, destroyed thousands of homes, left millions without power and even more without hope.

As we drove around days after the storm we saw FEMA stations, relief workers, NYPD, fireman and the National Guard. It was one week after the storm and first response was hard at work, but we couldn’t help but wonder, what will happen to these families in the long run? Who will help them if FEMA or their insurance companies don’t meet all the needs? Who can they turn to then?

Your students will have the opportunity to be a part of the long-term rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy while meeting the needs of families for whom first response was not enough. Students will work on remodeling jobs such as flooring, drywall, painting, siding and roofing. But more importantly, your students will bring the message of Christ’s love to a hurting community — your students will bring a message of hope.

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