Since we first ventured out on this mission to we have seen God’s hand at work in a mighty way. So, far a group of FPCJ members received training from World Cares on how to do clean-up work in wreckage areas. World Cares Center (WCC) is a nonprofit that delivers disaster preparedness and response trainings to empower citizens, youth, seniors, and leaders in communities in the New York Tri-State area, throughout the United States, and abroad. With the training under our belts a group of 13 people from FPCJ, along with 4 other NYC and Long Island groups, went to Christ By The Sea Presbyterian Church in Broad Channel, NY to help clean their church fellowship hall and kitchen. The experience was life changing. One volunteer, Dora Sawh, says this of the day:
“The whole day was exceptional! It was an incredible experience for all of us. After our work was finished it looked like a professional job. The work was done in unity and love, everyone just moved and was directed by the spirit. At a certain point we could not recognize each other because of the masks, but that day we were all family. One of the most amazing parts was watching the young people work hard and with such energy.”
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On behalf of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica (Jamaica Village), we would like to thank the following organizations/people for their donations towards our Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts:
The Dr. E. Lawrence Deckinger Family Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Nancy J. Deckinger, Executive Director
Real Resources Foundation (Youth Works)
Mrs. Carolyn T. Brown
Silver Spring, MD
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, Senior Pastor
Your generous support will help us provide assistance with helping to rebuild Hurricane Sandy victims.
Thank you again for your continued commitment and support of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica
as we serve to further equip and provide resources to help transform and enrich the lives of those who
are truly in need.