Jersey Shore United currently performs 4-5 events a year to bring awareness and support to our local efforts. These efforts are to support families impacted by a personal or natural disaster. We have produced these events to focus on bringing the body of Christ together when it is nearly impossible to bring together just one church or denomination for a local disaster support effort. Disaster relief and recovery is completed nearly always by the faith based community. There are a few exceptions. Also these efforts come at a high cost financially and are normally taken on by the largest of those organizations. Jersey Shore United Inc. has been blessed to assist over 800 families and grant nearly 3 million dollars in support as a local non-profit since October 2012 when hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Coast.
These events allow us to increase awareness, support both prayer and finances, recruit volunteers and gives Jersey Shore United the ability to take on projects usually not possible for a local non-profit. On August 13th 2018 a flash flood decimated a part of a senior community in Brick NJ. The home owners, all seniors were removed by boat and this had the personality of a miniature hurricane. Same impact, absolutely no support, and not large enough for government or large non-profit mobilization. By December 2018 Jersey Shore United had raised $125,000.00 in cash, gave $175,000.00 in free skilled labor and documented over 5000 volunteer hours as we repaired 14 homes. This is not a report card for a local small non-profit but the Lord delivered. The average quote to restore these homes were 42K to 54K. JSU restored these homes for less than 12K because of the powerful volunteer teams that served.
For 2019 we pray for physical restoration and rest, increased funding, increased volunteer commitment, and a team of board members that will take us into the future. It takes time and resources to mobilize for these disasters. Won’t you help!?
PLEASE JOIN US ON FRIDAY MAY 17TH @ 7 PM FOR WHAT WE CALL “A NIGHT TO GATHER” ITS FREE, A FULL CONCERT, A FULL GOSPEL MESSAGE AND WORSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INVITATION FOR PRAYER. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE YOU HAVE THAT NEEDS CHRIST BUT MAY BE ADVERSE TO ATTENDING CHURCH BRING THEM OUT! LET THEM SEE GODS LOVE FIRST HAND.
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