Hurricane Sandy ... one year later

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New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy hit.

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast.  The “superstorm” killed 285-people, and destroyed nearly 72,000 homes and businesses.  Second only to Hurricane Katrina, Sandy was one of the most expensive storms in U.S. history.
Pastor Tom Stark helps unload supplies from the truck.
Mission Central jumped into action, teaming up with abc27 News for “Operation Sandy Relief.”  And you responded!  You donated 50,000 pounds of winter jackets, warm socks, baby formula, diapers, children’s toys and batteries.  You also gave more than $40,000 in cash.  All of that money went directly to help purchase new appliances for those affected by the storm.
But one year later, the clean-up process continues.  Pastor Tom Stark is the director of the Mission Central HUB at Good Shepherd United Methodist in Northfield, New Jersey.  He told us “while the tourism districts have been rejuvenated, and keeping the economy strong, we still have thousands of people who are not back in their homes.  Whether they are able to return remains a big question.  Our work at the HUBS at Mission Central have transitioned from disaster relief kits, to joining forces with corporations like Home Depot, Sears, and Lowe’s, to help in the rebuilding process.”
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