Volunteer for New "Done In A Day" Program

Volunteer for New "Done In A Day" Program

Disaster Recovery Ministries Team


The NYAC Sandy Recovery Ministries are working with long-term recovery groups, case managers, and local churches to identify and provide assistance to families in need.  
One of the hallmarks of the United Methodists disaster response is our volunteer teams. As soon as disaster strikes, UMC volunteers stand ready to offer their skills, time, money and presence.

As part of our continuing recovery work, the Sandy Recovery Ministry is initiating a program called, “Done in a Day” (DIAD). The concept is simple.  We are urging churches and individuals to put together small teams of three to five volunteers to work on a particular project for a day. Start early. End late. Done in a day!

While the project itself might not be fully completed, it is our hope that by linking DIAD teams, we can move some of our project sites along in a timely manner.  To make it even easier, we are targeting the first Saturday of each month for special “Done in a Day” emphasis. Participants must be at least 14 years old and have completed ninth grade. This is a great way to enliven churches and youth groups around local, hands-on mission; more importantly, to reach those, whom John Wesley once said “need us most.”  Become a part of the Sandy Recovery Ministry!

CALL TO ACTION: We need you. Volunteers are currently working out of three primary sites: Bethel UMC in Staten Island, St. Mark’s UMC in Brooklyn, and the Community UMC in Massapequa on Long Island.  Done in a Day teams could select to work from any one of these sites and will be assigned to a home.  Please contact the following to participate: 

Long Island: Peggy Racine, 516-795-1322
Staten Island: Samantha Christian, 347-252-7979
Brooklyn: Gillian Prince, 718-594-7972