Hurricane Sandy Recovery - New York

Hurricane Sandy Recovery - New York

UCC Disaster Recovery in Rockaway, NY (Queens County) New York City
with New York Cares

Rockaway, NY (Queen's County).  The Rockaway Peninsula, informally known as "The Rockaways," is the name of a peninsula of Long Island, all of which is located with in the New York City borough of Queens.  The Rockaways has been a popular summer resort area since the 1830s and is now a mixture of lower, middle, and upper-income neighborhoods.  The Rockaways was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Contact:  Judy Moore, UCC Disaster Ministries' Registrar
Email:  jmooreucc@gmail.com
Register On-Line 





Work Needed:  Clean-Up Disaster Recovery Stage #2 - The United Church of Christ is partnering with New York Cares for this opportunity to serve.  New York Cares has coordinated service projects for groups and individuals in New York City since the 1990s.  Current projects include Hurricane Sandy clean-up such as muck-out, mold remediation and donation sorting.  If Hurricane Sandy-related projects are not available, groups may be assigned to non-disaster-related projects with a focus on environmental sustainability or direct social service.  Disaster recovery projects are given priority assignments, but groups at this site CANNOT be guaranteed disaster-related projects.  Other projects aid the on-going wellbeing of the community as a whole.  Volunteers serving through this partnership also will NOT be engaged in home repair/rebuilding.

Time:  April 30, 2013 - October 20, 2013.  Work week is Tuesday through Sunday.  Groups arrive on Monday and depart Sunday evening.

Accommodations:  Housing provided at local UCC Church.  Registrar will arrange housing for your group following your on-line registration.  Groups bring own blankets and/or sleeping bags, towels and food.  Bathrooms, showers, and access to laundry and kitchen facilities and utensils are available.

Cost:  $50 per person per week to the host church providing accommodations to help offset costs of utilities and maintenance.  

Minimum Age:  18 years.

Group Size:  Maximum 15.

Orientation:  Digital Orientation for each individual in group REQUIRED by New York Cares before assignment to project.  Log in information will be provided to group leader by UCC Registrar, Judy Moore.  Digital orientation must be completed at least four weeks before time of service.

Education Components:  

  • 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.
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 CHURCH/ORGANIZATION INFORMATION FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES
Church Name
Church Address
Church City, State & Zip Code
UCC Conference
   
CONTACT PERSON PERSON COMPLETING FORM
   
Full Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City, State & Zip Code
Evening Phone
Cell Phone
Fax Number
Email Address
Expected Group Size (MAXIMUM 20)
Will your group have personal vehicles or use public transportation?
First Choice Dates April 30 - May 4, 2013May 7 - 11, 2013May 14 - 18, 2013May 21 - 25, 2013May 28 - June 1, 2013June 4 - 8, 2013June 11 - 15, 2013June 18 - 22, 2013June 25 - 29, 2013July 2 - 6, 2013July 9 - 13, 2013July 16 - 20, 2013July 23 - 27, 2013July 30 - August 3, 2013August 6 - 10, 2013August 13 - 17, 2013August 20 - 24, 2013August 27 - 31, 2013September 3 - 7, 2013September 10 - 14, 2013September 17 - 21, 2013September 24 - 28, 2013October 1 - 5, 2013October 8 - 12, 2013October 15 - 19, 2013
Second Choice Dates April 30 - May 4, 2013May 7 - 11, 2013May 14 - 18, 2013May 21 - 25, 2013May 28 - June 1, 2013June 4 - 8, 2013June 11 - 15, 2013June 18 - 22, 2013June 25 - 29, 2013July 2 - 6, 2013July 9 - 13, 2013July 16 - 20, 2013July 23 - 27, 2013July 30 August 3, 2013August 6 - 10, 2013August 13 - 17, 2013August 20 - 24, 2013August 27 - 31, 2013September 3 - 7, 2013September 10 - 14, 2013September 17 - 21, 2013September 24 - 28, 2013October 1 - 5, 2013October 8 - 12, 2013October 15 - 19, 2013
     

Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3214
blaufusm@ucc.org