Eight members of COA’s Adult Mission Team worked with a group called SBP in coastal New Jersey the week of October 30 – November 3 to help families displaced from their homes by Super Storm Sandy five years ago. The members included Tom Rorick, Frank Cain, Mike and Joan Henderson, Rick Link and our good friends Bill Toner and Steve and Dotty Sellers from the Paxton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, PA. Money from the Mission Committee, along with individual contributions from COA members, was sufficient to cover the $680 paid to Morning Star Presbyterian Church in Bayville, NJ, to stay in their facilities. During the week we worked at three different houses. Ewe spent one day at a house in Keansburg, NJ, where we moved a lot of dirt and topsoil and painted foundation walls and stair railings. A half day was spent at a house in Bayville removing concrete, rocks, tree roots, and other debris from the yard. The remainder of our time was spent working on a house in Brick, NJ, that is nearing completion. Here we hung doors, put up trim, caulked, and did lots of painting. The hope is that the family will be able to move into their home in the next month. Hearing about their 5-year struggle made us truly thankful for our blessings.
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