We are happy to announce the kickoff of our “November to Remember” campaign designed to raise funds in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts now underway by Samaritan’s Purse in New York and New Jersey.
As part of the campaign, for every ikan light or light kit we sell during November (and possibly extending into December), we will take a portion of the proceeds and make a generous donation to Samaritan’s Purse to help fund ongoing recovery efforts.
Samaritan’s Purse is helping residents in three locations in New Jersey and one in New York. They have set up bases in Atlantic, Ocean and Bergen counties in New Jersey and are stationed in New York’s Nassau County. The priority for the next several months for over 1,000 ministry volunteers will be to help low-lying, low-income areas with tree & debris removal and mud-outs. These are the first steps needed to move people out of shelters and back into their homes.
Volunteers and residents of the area suffered another setback this week when a strong storm brought with it rain and snow and tore down power lines and tree limbs. As a result of the bad weather some customers who lost power because of Sandy lost it again due to this new storm.
Samaritan’s Purse has set up command centers at Linwood Community Church in Linwood, New Jersey; Vineyard Church in Teterboro; The Church of Grace and Peace in Toms River; and Vineyard Church in Nassau County, New York.
We invite you to join us and be the light at the end of a very dark tunnel for our East Coast neighbors. We encourage direct donations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by visiting the Samaritan’s Purse website at www.samaritanspurse.org.