Thursday, April 4, 2013
Greeting from Toms River, NJ. We arrived late Wednesday evening and had a quick tour of the ocean and bay side areas. The team witnessed first hand the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Seeing the damage and hearing the stories of the people who lost their homes, put a real face on what we had previously only seen through the media. The pain and suffering is evident in everyday conversations, but once again we are experiencing the gratitude of people who have been through so much. We are currently working on 2 different homes that received heavy damage. Drywalling, painting, general clean up of debris in yards and landscaping are the tasks at hand. People have such great need and the burdens of the past few months are many, but they also have great hope. As one elderly lady who is displaced and staying in the same house as the girls said, "spring brings new hope in the crocuses and daffodils that are making their way through the rubble."
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