Superstorm Sandy Update

Rapid Response Disaster Service
Published November 08, 2012 13:57

Debris cleaned out of a house in Port Monmouth, New Jersey

CAM’s Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York Rapid Response Teams are currently working in New Jersey, cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy. The volunteers are based in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, working there and in the nearby area of Union Beach. These areas, close to the coast, received a great amount of flooding. Volunteers are involved in gutting homes of soggy drywall and insulation, carrying wet furniture out to dry, and removing various types of debris. CAM aims to have 150 to 200 volunteers per day working in storm cleanup until Thanksgiving.

A grateful Superstorm Sandy victim shares this testimony: I was standing in front of my destroyed house on Tuesday. I was wet and cold and alone. I had so much to do, and the task was daunting. All the houses around me were in the same shape. A truck from your organization pulled up in front with at least 25 men on a trailer. They went from house to house working all day. They did anything and everything to help. They pumped basements out, removed soaked insulation and gutted sheetrock. They carried one heavy load of debris after another, asking for nothing in return. It was amazing. These men will forever change the way I feel about people. I thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart. -Port Monmouth, New Jersey

Debris cleaned out of houses in Port Monmouth, New Jersey

Rapid Response Volunteers talking to a storm victim

Rapid Response Volunteers clearing debris from a victim’s house.

If you would like to give a donation to help with cleanup costs, please use the “Donate Now” button below. You will be able to make a one-time donation using your credit card or bank account.


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