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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy (dubbed SuperStorm Sandy for its size and impact)
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  Having done significant damage in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy crossed over Eastern North America and caused major power outages, flooding and damage to infrastructure and personal property. At least 65 deaths are attributed to Hurricane Sandy.

Effects of the storm include: tidal storm surge from Virginia to Maine; tropical storm winds from the coast to as far west as Illinois; heavy rains from North Carolina to Maine and up into Nova Scotia, Canada; and heavy snow fall (as much as 24 inches) in the northern Appalachian Mountains, in West Virginia in particular; and serious flooding in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Early predicted damage estimates are in the tens of millions.

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How You Can Help Now
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GIVE generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts by clicking on the link to make a secure online donation. Gifts may also be made at your local UCC congregation marked for “Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund” with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, Financial Services - 6th Floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

PRAY Use this prayer in your Worship Service or other gathering.

SHARE your church's reponse to Hurricane Sandy.

ASSEMBLE  urgently needed Church World Service kits.

READ the Volunteer and Donation of Goods Guidelines.

Hurricane Sandy Frequently Asked Questions.

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Hurricane Sandy Updates and Information
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OGHS AND UCC SUPPORT OF HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

READ - How your UCC and OGHS Dollars are helping Huricane Sandy Survivors

Because of your gifts to Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM),funds raised for this and other disasters, can be used 100% in support of the disaster. Thank you for continued generous support of OCWM!


RECENT UPDATES

UCC Responds to Hurricane Sandy - Update - March 26, 2013

UCC Responds to Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 3

Hurricane Sandy Report - Oct. 30

Hurricane Sandy Bulletin Inserts


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Disaster Updates
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File UCC churches continue Hurricane Sandy relief in a multitude of ways
December 3, 2012
From Ohio, to Pennsylvania, to Georgia, UCC congregations are contributing to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in a multitude of ways, with state conferences and the national offices prepared to offer assistance for the long haul.


File Six-year-old raises $1,300 for Hurricane Sandy relief
November 28, 2012
With a shoebox, some art supplies, and the generosity of family, neighbors and his congregation, the young member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Red Lion, Pa., has raised nearly $1,300 for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.


File Retirement Housing Foundation pledges to double donations for Sandy recovery
November 14, 2012
Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), a member of the UCC's Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM) is pledging to match all donations it receives for Hurricane Sandy before Dec. 1 – up to $50,000. The goal of RHF: to send as much as 100 thousand dollars to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) for Hurricane Sandy relief.


File Bicycle "Workers without Wheels" program in NY morphs to assist those stranded by Sandy
November 14, 2012
It started as a program to give undocumented Latinos a way to get to work. It expanded to include a way to teach unemployed people a skill. Now, the Congregational Church of Patchogue UCC is using its "Workers without Wheels" program as a way to provide transportation for those stranded by Hurricane Sandy.


File Hurricane Sandy changes mission, purpose for N.J. congregation
November 6, 2012
The Rev. David A. Fleming has every right to feel relieved that Community UCC in Margate, N.J., is still standing almost unscathed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path along the Eastern seaboard. But he says his relief is muted, because some of his congregants are not as fortunate.


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