Disaster Recovery in Atlantic County, New Jersey with Long-Term Recovery Organization, Atlantic County Revive
Hurricane Sandy, (unofficially knows as "Superstorm Sandy") in October 2012, affected 24 states in the U.S. It was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest in U.S. history. The Long-Term rebuilding and recovery process continues. Atlantic County Revive is the Long-Term Recovery Group assembled in Atlantic County to provide coordinated management of the long-term recovery process in helping these communities move forward.
Work Needed: Repair/Rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Time: Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning. Work Monday - Friday.
Minimum Age: 18 years but senior high age groups accepted. Volunteers under age 18 have specific waiver forms requiring parent/guardian signature.
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:4
Group Size Maximum: 18
Accommodations: Margate UCC. Inflatable high rise (19") air mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets provided. Also towels and onsite showe facilities, washer, and dryer avalable. Kitchen facilities provided. Groups purchase and prepare own food.
Required: Insurance certificate from the sending church and waiver forms.
Cost: $50 per person per week, payable to the local hospitality church on-site to offset utilities and maintenance costs. Building materials and tools, and construction supervision provided through local partners through individual case management. Your donations to One Great Hour of Sharing® help make possible the local work of the Long-Term Recovery Committee.
Tools: Groups should bring standard carpentry tools.
- Preparation for the trip: "Mission Trips That Matter" by Don C. Richter, Upper Room Books
- On-Site Reflection: "Meeting God in the Ruins: Devotions for Disaster Volunteers" Free copies may be ordered from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by calling 800.638.3522 ext. 2580 (ISBN 6-0001-6788-1); pay shipping only.
- Follow-Up Action: Help your local community prepare for possible disaster and response. Be sure your congregation has a plan in case of local disaster (View sample plan). Get to know your UCC Conference Disaster Coordinator and stay involved.
UCC Identity: UCC Disaster Recovery T-shirts available for purchase from United Church of Christ Resources 800.537.3394. Cost of t-shirt: $7.00 + shipping and handling.