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  • Volunteers rebuild more than homes

    August 24 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Volunteers rebuild more than homes

    As Paul Kenny tried to put the pieces of his life back together following Hurricane Sandy, little did he know that meeting North Carolinians wearing yellow shirts would change his life. Like many New Jersey residents, Kenny evacuated as Hurricane Sandy approached in October 2012, leaving behind his home and possessions.

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  • Students’ spring break uncovers ‘infectious’ work

    Crawling underneath houses to put in insulation, mudding and sanding drywall and installing a fence are not typical spring break distractions. But for college students Makayla Campbell and Amber Wilcox those were the jobs they tackled with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Sandy survivor’s home rescued from demolition

    April 24 2015 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Sandy survivor’s home rescued from demolition

    Hurricane Sandy survivor Cecelya Morsby faced near eviction in March from her flood-ravaged home. More than two years after the superstorm’s onslaught, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers learned of her circumstances and came to her aid in the coastal Long Island town of Freeport.

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  • Baptist Sandy rebuild continues after two years

    April 7 2015 by Laura Sikes, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Baptist Sandy rebuild continues after two years

    Two and a half years after Superstorm Sandy, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue to work on New York homes with an initiative that includes NAMB and North Carolina Baptists on Mission working in cooperation with the Baptist Convention of New York, Metro New York Baptist Association, New Jersey Net and local churches ...

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  • Spring break students highlight for Sandy relief volunteers

    March 13 2014 by Sara Shelton, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Spring break students highlight for Sandy relief volunteers

    This year Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, including Ronda and Randy Corn, will welcome nearly 200 students from more than six states over a two-week period to assist in the cleanup and rebuild work on the island.

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  • Sandy Rebuild looks toward church planting

    October 30 2013 by Laura Sikes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sandy Rebuild looks toward church planting

    When a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team arrived at Almarean and James Sweeney’s home, the couple said it was an answer to prayer. Their home was flooded with 4 feet of saltwater, as were thousands of homes, when hit by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge a year ago (Oct. 29, 2012). Many homes took on as much as 8 feet of water.

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  • Superstorm survivors aided by World Changers, P2 Missions

    July 19 2013 by Carol Pipes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Superstorm survivors aided by World Changers, P2 Missions

    It has been eight months since Superstorm Sandy impacted the densely populated northeastern United States, and residents are still recovering from the painful punch.

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  • Collegians on spring break tackle Sandy challenge

    April 8 2013 by BR staff and Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Collegians on spring break tackle Sandy challenge

    Helping rip out walls and floors infested with mold and damaged by mud and water wasn’t the most fun Mollie Jones had ever had during a spring break, but the experience was probably the most rewarding. 

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