Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery

Connecticut Rises to Sandy Challenge

Gina Grubbs

March 20, 2014

Gina Grubbs, Project Support, NYAC Sandy Recovery (Follow me on twitter: @gina_nyac) Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive of the 2012 hurricane season, as well as one of the costliest ever. It’s no joke that Hurricane Sandy was nicknamed “Frankenstorm.” Although the hurricane made landfall in Brigantine, N.J., the damage spread across 24 states in the eastern United States, including Connecticut. With much of the news focused on New Jersey and New York, residents of Connecticut were left ...

Team Work Scores For Sandy Homeowners

Gina Grubbs

February 19, 2014

The field was set. The teams were ready. There was a kickoff, play-action passes, interceptions and definitely some touchdowns. Saturday, February 1 kicked off our first “Done in a Day” Sandy recovery effort. The call to action was answered. With homes as far west as Island Park and as far east as Babylon, there was much work to be done and many ways to spread hope. Volunteer teams from the New York Annual Conference, the Presbytery of Long Island, Unitarian Universalists, and Elon University ...

Volunteer for New "Done In A Day" Program

Disaster Recovery Ministries Team

February 10, 2014

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 ...

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