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GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST BY JORDAN SMITH
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"Convoy of Hope’s Rapid Response Team is currently in State College, Penn., as Hurricane Sandy approaches the New Jersey coast. They will remain there overnight, then head east as soon as it’s determined safe to assess areas with significant damage.
Around 80,000 pounds of additional relief supplies are in the queue and are tentatively scheduled to leave Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center on Tuesday, October 30th. The loads contain meals, drinks, cereal, trashcans and cleaning supplies.
The Global Disaster Response team will continue to monitor the situation and decisions regarding the deployment of additional response teams and supplies will be made as warranted."
2. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
"The Rapid Response Team is deploying chaplains to the Eastern seaboard as Sandy, the largest Hurricane in Atlantic Ocean History, has caused major damage in the northeast U.S. "It is historic," said Jack Munday, director of the Rapid Response team. "We're sharing God's love and hope, which He can only provide in a time like this."
“The Salvation Army has already begun feeding operations at shelters along the East Coast. Dozens of mobile feeding units (canteens), able to serve thousands of meals, are stocked and ready to deploy into the most heavily impacted areas once it is safe to do so in coordination with emergency management officials. Additionally, crews are ready to provide clean-up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care to anyone in need.”
4. Samaritan's Purse
“Samaritan's Purse is responding to Hurricane Sandy by sending staff, equipment, and volunteers to three of the hardest hit areas.
Three of our Disaster Relief Units deployed from our North Carolina headquarters Tuesday morning. We are scheduling volunteers, so we will be ready to help storm victims as soon as we establish bases of operation.”