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Local churches host sandy volunteers Volunteers thomas and michael of findlay, ohio, mow a lawn on ocean avenue in sea bright july 8 after helping to clear the property of sand deposited by the superstorm.The youths were part of a group of outofstate volunteers who were housed at reformation lutheran church in west long branch while they helped with storm recovery work. Staff photographer eric sucar west long branch the lutheran church of reformation in west long branch Pandora Jewellery is among several area churches stepping up to house groups of volunteers traveling to the jersey shore to aid in sandy recovery. The church, located on broadway, is partnering with the long branch covenant church and other area churches to house more than 30 volunteers who need a place to stay. Are coming from all over the country to stay for a week at our church and then go out to do work in the neighboring communities, the rev.Matthew cimorelli said. Are giving them a place to sleep, feeding [them] breakfast and dinner, and [providing] a bagged lunch before they go out to the worksite.It basically giving them a place to live for a week.To debbie keszler, office administrator for the church, a large area at the sunday school has been converted to house 20 volunteers for up to a week at a time. The first group of volunteers from findley, ohio, arrived on july 7, and was treated to a pool party and barbeque before venturing out to sea bright, where they worked for the remainder of the week helping to clear sand, mow lawns and perform chores. The churches are working with lutheran disaster response, lutheran social ministries of new jersey and the monmouth county long term recovery group, which are organizing the groups and sending them to various worksites in monmouth county. Are just housing them, keszler said.Ministries is coordinating the working part. Put together booklets with material from monmouth county with information from parks and recreation to the beach and bowling alleys, keszler said, adding that long branch beach badges are provided. This is the first time that reformation lutheran church of west long branch has housed volunteers, cimorelli said, adding that it has been a juggling act. In addition to the lutheran congregation, three other congregations, along with several 12step programs, use the church. Are a busy place, but somebody needed to step up and we decided that we would be it, cimorelli said. Since the superstorm, reformation lutheran church has opened its doors to those affected by the storm, feeding the hungry in the soup kitchen and providing clothing http://www.wafia.com.au/pandora-charms.html to those in need. Hit, and our building was unscathed.We had power within 48 hours, and we just opened our doors, he said.Have Pandora Rings Australia a food pantry and clothes closet that are open yearround, so people of lesser means know about us already.Said the food pantry received emergency rations from the food bank of monmouth and ocean counties, and the clothes closet received clothing donations sent from florida.
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