MORRISTOWN, NJ, November 7, 2012 -- While the northern New Jersey communities of Liquid Church members are just getting back on their feet after Superstorm Sandy, plans are in full motion at the church to prepare, deliver and host#SandyThanksgiving meals to thousands of families still significantly hurt by the storm. The impact of Hurricane Sandy was catastrophic in New Jersey, with up to $6 Billion in damages according to the catastrophe modeler group Eqecat Inc. Thousands still remain powerless, homeless and distraught in the Long Beach Island - Atlantic City, region alone. Truckloads of relief supplies are being collected at all three campus locations of Liquid Church to transport and distribute along with the #SandyThanksgiving meals November 22 and 23. Volunteer teams will also be cleaning out houses devastated by the storm that weekend.
Tim Lucas, Lead Pastor at Liquid Church said, “Amidst all of the devastation and challenges Sandy has brought, we want to be there physically with the families of the Jersey shore this Thanksgiving in order to bring hope to those that need it most right now.”
Jugs of water and canned goods are being collected at all three campuses during Sunday worship services in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley. Distribution of supplies are being carried out in partnership with local churches and social service agencies along the Jersey Shore. Individuals can learn more about helping with relief efforts atwww.SandyThanksgiving.com.
The Morristown-based Christian church is also coordinating support from communities and organizations outside of NJ for the #SandyThanksgiving project. The outreach coordination leaders are asking churches across the country to consider taking up a special offering for the Hurricane Sandy victims on the upcoming Sundays - November 11, 18 or 25.
Details of how churches and other organizations can support the relief efforts are available at:www.SandyThanksgiving.com. Church leaders are able to download multimedia materials such as video clips, bulletin inserts, slide graphics, and music to help conduct special offerings during church services.