This is humbling.
The devastation seems unreal.
It’s nearly midnight on the night the storm hit. In fact, many parts of Manhattan and the surrounding areas are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. While I’m filled with a deep burden at the immense devastation experienced by both my neighbors and the East Village I’m also filled with great anticipation at the way many will come to the aid of friend and stranger in an effort to help, serve, love, care for and rebuild what was lost in the storm.
Several from our church plan to survey the area as the sun rises over the very river that’s flooded into our streets on Tuesday morning, October 30th. Hopefully we’ll get a real sense of the impact. We will have practical and immediate ways to serve and help. But you can also help now. We’ve set up a special relief fund that you can contribute to. These funds will be used to serve the victims of the storm - the residents of Lower Manhattan who have been impacted the most. Simply click the link above, sign in and select “Hurricane Sandy Relief” from the menu. Every dollar helps.
The church in the East Village stands poised to help. Thank you for joining us in this endeavor. We’ll keep you posted on ways to help and pray and of course share stories of renewal that come from the cleanup effort.