It is hard to believe but it has already been three months since our communities in New York felt the devastating force of Hurricane Sandy. It is also hard to believe that the residents of Queens continue to endure the loss of their homes or their ability to reside in their uninhabitable homes. The continuing disruption to their lives cannot be fully estimated economically or emotionally. The good news is that many people and many civic and religious groups have stepped forward to do something about it.
First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica is also stepping up to help as the only church in the area that will be serving as a housing site for volunteers coming to New York from all over the United States to help the hurricane victims to rebuild their homes and their lives. First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica will be housing up to fifty (50) weekly volunteers in its community building for a period of up to two years. These volunteers will come from across the country through a partnership with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program, which invites volunteers to bring their gifts and skills to assist in long-term recovery efforts after a disaster. We are preparing for the Hurricane Sandy volunteer groups to come in groups for one to two weeks at a time. Please click on one of our various tabs for more detailed information of all Disaster Recovery/Hurricane Sandy Assistance. We will have weekly/monthly updates of all upcoming activities, and donation/volunteering opportunities, that First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica will be hosting and sponsoring to help those in need. We hope that you will have the opportunity to visit First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica to personally thank those who have come to assist our community.