ARDF partners with Anglican churches in New Jersey and New York to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

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HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF – Almost three months have passed since Hurricane Sandy  tore into the Eastern United States bringing high winds and destructive flooding that left houses flattened, thousands without access to food or shelter and millions without electricity. The flood waters have receded and power has been restored, yet for many the devastation continues. Make a Donation for Hurricane Sandy Relief Work.

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Featured Local Partner: Covenant Chapel REC

With assistance from ARDF, the Rev. Miller and Covenant Chapel have been empowered to make an even longer lasting impact on the lives of those devastated by the storm.  The church has decided to witness to Christ’s love in a personal way by reaching out to a widow whose house was destroyed by the storm.The Rev. Gregory Miller of Covenant Chapel REC, Basking Ridge, JY has been leading his church’s relief work on Staten Island. “The impact has been really beyond comprehension,” he told ARDF, and the ongoing need goes beyond the houses reduced to their foundations by flood waters, and the growing heat crisis brought on by colder days and unusable basement furnaces: “people are suffering emotionally and spiritually” as well. In response to this crisis the Rev. Miller has organized teams from the church to help existing relief organizations serve food at shelters, and tear down molding drywall and dangerous wiring.

With assistance from ARDF, the Rev. Miller and Covenant Chapel have been empowered to make an even longer lasting impact on the lives of those devastated by the storm.  The church has decided to witness to Christ’s love in a personal way by reaching out to a widow whose house was destroyed by the storm:

“She’s been living out of a garbage bag since the end of October, staying with relatives and trying not to overstay her welcome. We hope to give her some normalcy. She will need help both physically and monetarily to begin to rebuild her home, and although the needs are far above what any one person or organization can provide, we’re just going to try to do what we can,” said The Rev. Miller. “As ministry to Christ and ministry to her, on behalf of the church we are trying step in and offer help.”

ARDF’s Commitment to Relief Work

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This kind of story highlights ARDF’s commitment to partnering with local churches and charitable organizations to strategically meet pressing

needs in the wake of natural disasters. Over the past three months ARDF has raised more than $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief work carried out by Anglican churches in New York and New Jersey, cleaning and rebuilding homes, repairing church buildings, and providing food and water to displaced residents. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the love of Christ has been demonstrated in a tangible and lasting way to those left emotionally as well as physically overwhelmed by the personal consequences of this tragedy.

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Make a Donation for ARDF’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Work

Much work remains to be done as ARDF seeks to continue its response to Hurricane Sandy as long as it is needed. We welcome your donations Online OR  sent to our secure lockbox at:

 

ARDF
PO Box 3830
Pittsburgh, PA  15230-3830

With the notation in the memo line:  Hurricane Sandy/ARDF relief efforts

All gifts are used as designated.  However, in the unlikely event that a relief effort becomes over-funded, your gift will be applied to another disaster need as they arise. 85% of funds donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief will be used for the relief and recovery in the affected areas with 15% used for administrative costs including the credit card fees.

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Thank You!

Local church leaders have expressed their gratitude for ARDF’s support during this time of special need. The congregation of St. John’s-by-the-Sea, Ventnor, NJ, created a special giant “Thank You” sign:

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“For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.”
– II Corinthians 9:12

ARDF is also Committed to Sustainable Development Work

Please consider supporting ARDF on a global scale as we partner with local organizations from around the world in sustainable development work. Visit our Regions page to find out more about our projects.

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