In late October 2012, our region was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, the largest tropical storm system ever to develop in the Atlantic. In Sandy’s wake, she left billions of dollars worth of devastation to property, millions homeless, and many injured or dead; from the Carribean to New York State. The storm made landfall here, in the Diocese of New Jersey, which includes most of the Jersey Shore. Fortunately, at St. Andrew’s we are far enough inland that we escaped the most devastating effects of the storm.Many of our parishioners have asked how they can help. Please utilize the our Facebook page and the links provided below to get the most recent information on who and where help is needed.
For those who wish to support this effort financially….
DONATE NOW! – Episcopal Relief and Development. ERD is currently here in the Diocese and the Diocese of Newark, working on the Jersey Shore & NY.
DONATE NOW! – American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is working here in the Diocese of NJ and other areas hit hard by Sandy.
Gracious God, you are our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. In the face of Hurricane Sandy, all storms and natural disasters, reveal your presence and make known your power so that all may know your healing, hope, and love. As one Body on earth, bound together by your grace, inspire us to pray faithfully, work courageously, and give sacrificially for the relief of all those who suffer. All which we pray for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.