Aiding those in need: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts and Unitarian Church Destroyed in Fire

Hurricane Sandy

The is the Disaster Response Coordinator whose ministry is to coordinate volunteer service trips to the Metro New York area in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.  We have many volunteer opportunities, working with partners from other denominations and grassroots coalitions active in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

The Rev. Susan Karlson is the Disaster Response Coordinator whose ministry is to coordinate volunteer service trips to the Metro New York area in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.  We have many volunteer opportunities, working with partners from other denominations and grassroots coalitions active in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

We also have ample host sites where your groups can be housed. Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is renovating Parker House to be used for Superstorm Sandy volunteers. Opportunities abound for a Day of Service, weekend or hopefully, you will come for a week and work with us throughout the New York City Boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, all of Long Island and the nine core counties in New Jersey, all devastated and struggling to recover after the hurricane.

Won’t you join us?  Learn more by contacting the Rev. Susan Karlson at skarlson@uuma.org, (347) 979-6742 or visiting our website: www.cerguua.org/programs/relieffund.html and our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CergUUSandyRelief

Helping other UU’s: Southold Universalist Church, Suffolk County, NY

A tragic fire left one of Southold’s oldest churches in a pile of smoldering ashes May 15, 2015.  The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire and is under investigation. Our congregation took a special collection to help with the assisance efforts to restore the church and assist members. The church was founded in Southold in 1835; the building itself stood since 1860.