The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was not enough to keep Oasis-Church-NJ.com, a contemporary Christian church in New Jersey, from meeting this past Sunday. Numerous people gathered in an unheated tent in the parking lot of Hotel 304 West this Sunday to worship, have communion service and pray for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Ocean County, Staten Island and all over the Metroplitan Area of NJ & NY. Power at our Hotel 304 West is expected to return this week. Are you interested in helping out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts? There are a number of ways to help out.
Hurricane Sandy Support in NJ-How to Help
- Oasis is collecting non-perishable foods (cans, pasta, etc) and bottled water at the Hotel during our Sunday 10:30am services. Please bring the items in bag, which we will then transport to agencies dealing with the crisis.
- You can give online earmarking this for Hurricane Sandy Relief
- The Metropolitan District of Christian & Missionary Alliance (our denomination) has an organized relief system in place with connections to churches and relief organizations.For practical ways to get involved please go here. Oasis Church peeps are forming teams through this group. If you are interested in being a part please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following is an updated list of what people can donate
- Oasis is also partnering with several churches in hard hit areas through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse organization. If you or a team of folks are desiring to get involved, here is all the info below you need to know. Samaritan Purse sites are taking daytime and overnight volunteers beginning November 5. In order to sign up as an individual, team or youth group go here and click the pertinent link and fill out the necessary info:http://www.spvolunteernetwork.org/projects/hurricane-sandy-response.aspx Some particulars about NJ Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Hudson County, Union County, Middlesex County, Bergen County Monmouth County, Atlantic Cpounty, Cape May County and Ocean County you will want to know before going down to volunteer:-Teens between ages 14-15 must have a guardian with them and a waiver signed and notarized by a parent. Youth from ages 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone over the age of 21 with a waiver signed by a parent and notarized
– Team Size Limit: 15 (for overnight volunteers, no limit for day volunteer teams)- Day volunteers and overnight volunteers are accepted.
– Volunteers must bring and wear work gloves, work boots (or thick sole tennis shoes), safety glasses, long pants, hat, and sunscreen. It will also be helpful to bring rubber boots.
– Local volunteers, if possible, should bring tools that are well marked.
– Local volunteer groups must call site 24 hours in advance before arriving.
– Local volunteers will NEED TO BRING a bagged lunch and water.Here are some of the churches we are working with. One of my friends (Thanks Mike Beyer) already volunteered for Hurricane Sandy Clean Up and Food Distribution with Grace and Peace church, and was treated wonderfully by staff. Feel free to contact these churches directly and GET INVOLVED. By the way, if you are a victim of Hurricane Sandy and live nearby Oasis Church please feel free to contact us directly as well.Atlantic County, NJ
Linwood Community Church
1838 Shore Road
Linwood, NJ 08221
Day Volunteers: arrive at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PMOcean County, NJ
The Church of Grace and Peace
1563 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
Day Volunteers: arrive at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PMBergen County, NJ
North Jersey Vineyard Church
370 North Street
Teterboro, NJ 07608
828-406-6462 – Lloyd’s cell
Day Volunteers: arrive at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PMOur vision at Oasis is to compassionately share the love of Jesus with hurting & hungry people here and all around the world, so it does not get anymore practical then this.
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