Update February 2017
The work continues in New Jersey! While the DRS managed reconstruction site closed in September 2016, churches, families, and school groups are encouraged and welcome to spend a week repairing homes (yes, there are still families waiting for assistance 4+ years later).
Visit http://worldrenew.net/volunteer/union-beach-new-jersey to learn more and get started.
After Super-storm Sandy tore through the East Coast on October 29, 2012, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) responded quickly by sending volunteers to conduct early assessments and help with the massive cleanup effort. Over the next 18 months, World Renew sent a dozen needs assessment teams to communities throughout New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Connecticut to facilitate the recovery.
Week-long volunteer groups from across North America started to repair damaged homes, and in September 2013, a World Renew-managed reconstruction site was opened in Ocean County, New Jersey in partnership with A Future With Hope, to respond to needs there and in nearby Atlantic City.
We are grateful for our partnerships with long-term recovery organizations in the communities where we have worked, in addition to collaborating with local congregations, including several in New Jersey: Community Church of Keyport, the Reformed Church of Highland Park, King of Kings Church, and Ocean Community Church.
Hurricane Isaac left coastal communities in Louisiana devastated in August 2012. World Renew deployed a rapid response team to the area shortly after the storm receded. Week-long reconstruction teams from churches and organizations around North America helped with much-needed repairs in Franklinton and La Place, Louisiana. A needs assessment was completed in La Place in January 2013, and a World Renew DRS-managed reconstruction site operated there from September 2013 to April 2014.
Consider volunteering to help rebuild homes damaged by Super-storm Sandy, visit worldrenew.net/drs to get started.
A portion of World Renew's Superstorm Sandy response is supported by a grant from the American Red Cross.