When: June 29 – July 3, 2014
Where: Atlantic County, New Jersey
What: 6 members of the YES youth group worked with the Atlantic County Long Term Recovery Group rebuilding, repairing, and cleaning up homes after Hurricane Sandy (aka Superstorm Sandy) – the second most costly and destructive hurricane in US history. Atlantic County had major/severe damage to 9,000+ homes. They were joined by two members of the youth group from the First Congregational Church in Westfield. Dr. Jay and Pastor Elva from Westfield (shown) traveled with the group.
They stayed at the Margate Community Church, UCC, which is on an island off the coast of southern NJ near Ocean City.
You can follow their experiences by reading their mission trip blog.