I have spent the day traveling around the Greater New Jersey Conference in the areas of Bay Head, Belmar, Point Pleasant, and Middletown. St. Paul's UMC has been open in Bay Head serving meals to everyone who needs a meal - small physically -
HUGE in faith and God's strength. Middletown UMC - staging and housing point for ERT's and supplies - dedicated to serving the Lord in whatever they are asked. Belmar UMC - church and parsonage severely damaged - but now cleaned and partially sanitized by a Balt-Washington conference ERT group alongside GNJ ERTs. Tomorrow we head south to witness the great work of the churches in that region.
GREATER NEW JERSEY is ready to recieve ERTs - the door is open the invitation extended all ERTs. You must be self sustaining groups - churches will provide housing but you must do your own meals and be ready for flexible conditions. Only self starters should respond as this will be a door to door cleanup in some of the areas. Eight churches have been identified as host sites.
Please list : Name and contact info, Church, Annual Conference, team size, dates available to respond
MEANWHILE - continue to collect supplies for Cleanup buckets and Health kits. We have already distributed thousands and will need thousands more. Your gift to UMCOR US Disaster Response, Hurricanes 2012, Advance #3021787, will help UMCOR to be with storm survivors over the long term of their recovery. PRAY!!!
Should you have further questions or concerns please contact the UMVIM NEJ office so as to allow the affected conference Disaster teams the time necessary for their work.