Hurricane Sandy tore through New York and New Jersey on October 29, 2012. A year-and-a-half later some residents are still rebuilding. Recently, Vol State students and faculty members with Collegiate Ministry traveled to Long Island to help. Six students and faculty advisor Cindy Chanin spent several days helping an elderly woman who ran out of flood insurance money and assisting a man who was repainting his house on an Indian reservation.
The work was done as part of the North American Mission Board. It’s not the first time Collegiate Ministry has gone to action to help people after a big storm. They made a mission trip to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have participated in many other such projects.