Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery
November 01, 2013
November, 2013 issue
October 07, 2013
September 1, 2013 Dear Friends, It is with a profound sense of gratitude and privilege that I find myself back in the New York Conference after nearly three years in Haiti, serving now as the coordinator of disaster recovery ministries. Wendy and I (and our Haitian dog, Blackie) returned at the end of July and I formally assumed work on August 12. We have taken up residence in the Bellmore, N.Y., ...
October 02, 2013
October, 2013 issue
May 07, 2013
To help the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, UMCOR has allocated much of the $8.35 million it had received in Sandy donations by early March. On April 12, UMCOR directors approved $3 million grants to both the New York and Greater New Jersey conferences, to be delivered in six-month installments. The Peninsula-Delaware Conference received $500,000 for its Sandy recovery work in Somerset County, Md. Another $500,000, not yet approved, has been earmarked for the Methodist Church of Cuba, which is preparing its grant proposal.
April 04, 2013
New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Click title to read more.
March 29, 2013
Caring for children after a disaster brings new volunteers to disaster work, often drawing from teachers and child care providers and others who work with children, according to Children’s Disaster Services. If you’ve thought about how a disaster affects children and have wanted to help, this May workshop is a unique opportunity to find out what Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is all about and possibly to become a volunteer. Click title to read more.
March 04, 2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, thousands of New Yorkers have filed claims for flood insurance. While many policy holders have received satisfactory settlements, others may not have. Policy holders who still have open claims should consider taking the following steps. Click title to read more.
February 21, 2013
The Brooklyn Disaster Response Office recently received a boost for its work from the Virginia Annual Conference when we were loaned one of their tool trailers. Click title to read more...
February 19, 2013
While homes damaged in Superstorm Sandy are being repaired and renovated, homeowners and their families must also deal with the psychological damage the disaster may have left behind.
February 19, 2013
Out-of-state volunteer teams continue to help in the local relief effort. Here are thoughts from three teams about their time in New York: