On October 30th, 2012, Resurrection Brooklyn church members began serving in the temporary shelters for Hurricane Sandy survivors that were being set up in Park Slope, Clinton Hill, and Williamsburg . As the week progressed and just how long it would take for our city to recover set in, the congregations of Resurrection Brooklyn started a full time volunteer rebuild program to come alongside our neighbors who would need assistance relocating or rebuilding post-Sandy. This ministry became known as Resurrection Brooklyn Relief. For almost three years, we have sought to act as a conduit of materials and coordinated volunteer resources. As a full time Sandy recovery program, RBRelief closed its services on August 31st, 2015. For a recap of this ministry’s great work, you can read about it here.
However, Sandy recovery is far from complete in Brooklyn. Resurrection Sheepshead Bay is committed to serving their neighbors with unmet Sandy related needs as a local church body. We will participate in regular volunteer day opportunities in Sandy recovery, both by organizing projects as a church and/or volunteering with other Sandy recovery organizations still active in Brooklyn. Stay tuned to our list of upcoming events for opportunities to join our neighbors in putting our city back to whole post-Sandy.