Beyond that we seek to be of assistance to the larger community. We will be hosting mission teams who want to help with the clean up and rebuilding effort and those who want to help sort the back log of donated clothing which has flooded the island.
We expect that the financial needs will be great both to care for the mission teams who come to us and assist those whose homes were damaged or lost. Even people with the luxury of flood insurance often have very large deductibles that first must be met. They will have difficulty replacing stoves, washers, and dryers. We will be giving out grants to help people through the financial challenges of putting their lives and homes back together.
Here’s how you can help:
- Make a contribution to our Moravian work on Staten Island. Checks should be made out and sent to the United Brethren’s Church, 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306. The memo line should read: Central Elders Sandy Relief
- Pray for us and for all that travel here to help. Pray that we will have the compassion, strength, wisdom and courage we need to help each other through this difficult time.
- Consider coming up to help as part of a mission team either to help clean and rebuild or to help sort and distribute clothing.
- Check our simoravians.org website regularly for updates. We will soon have a system for scheduling teams working with Mark Ebert of the Board of World Mission and with Mike Rampulla of the NEMDR in the Eastern District.
We give thanks for your care and concern for us and for our common ministry together.
For more, visit SI Moravians’ Hurricane Sandy page.