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New Brunswick Theological Seminary Hosting Sandy Response Teams

The Reformed Church World Services (RCWS) has responded to immediate needs following Superstorm Sandy, and is now planning for long-term recovery efforts.

RCWS has partnered with Word Renew Disaster Response Services as the long term recovery efforts are underway. Together they are moving Rapid Response teams toward the areas most affected along the shore of New York and New Jersey. Staff from World Renew and RCWS have visited storm affected areas and are continuing the efforts to make long-term commitments to these communities.

"During major disasters volunteer housing is a big issue. Volunteers need a place to sleep, eat and shower after a long day of work," said World Renew Disaster Response Services Director, Bill Adams.

The teams have been staying in the Seminary Houses, enjoying the hospitality of the seminary community.

"The Seminary community has been privileged to house work groups which have come to NJ to assist. In the midst of the enormous destruction of Sandy, we are deeply grateful for the many glimpses of God's grace through generous sharing of so many," said NBTS President, Dr. Gregg Mast.

"The partnership has been wonderful and much appreciated, without adequate housing the work groups would not be able to serve the communities in need," says Adams.

Another group will be arriving after the first of the year.

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