A new deck leads into the Staten Island home of George Morafetis, which is being repaired by NYAC/UMCOR volunteers. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

It can take a collaboration to rebuild the homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy, as it did for George Morafetis on Staten Island. Morafetis is flanked by NYAC personnel, Tom Vencus, second from right, and Samantha Christian, fourth from right; and representatives from the Episcopal Church and ReachGlobal, a mission arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

Staten Island home of George Morafetis, being repaired by NYAC/UMCOR volunteers. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

Volunteers employed a bucket brigade to move tons of stones to fill in the area under George Morafetis' Staten Island home. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

Backyard holds the remnants of a garden and buckets used to move tons of stone under the Staten Island home of George Morafetis. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

Flooring awaits installation at the Staten Island home of George Morafetis, which is being rebuilt by NYAC/UMCOR volunteers. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan

The kitchen slowly comes together in the Staten Island home of George Morafetis, which is being rebuilt by NYAC/UMCOR volunteers. Photo, special to the New York Annual Conference, by Arthur McClanahan