ABHMS/ABCNJ Work Week # 2, June 1-8
A Report by Denise Gratzel, ABCNJ Disaster Response Coordinator
We have a wonderful Team consisting of volunteers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Illinois.
They have been busy working on two of our ABC , one in Rahway and the other in Red Bank.
Rahway suffered water damage and the church had to put on a new roof due to Hurricane Sandy. The other is a home where volunteers will be housed when they come to serve. The jobs included sheet rocking, painting, ceiling tile replacement and the removal of moldy insulation.
The delicious dinners were provided by local churches and church members. The only complaint volunteers have had is the weight gain, so don't come prepared to loose weight. We'll make you sweat but you will not loose weight . FBC Manasquan, Pastor Joe Gratzel worked very hard with church members and town officials to have two showers installed in time for the week.
Outings included a visit to Seaside Heights board walk and canoeing. If you are considering serving God in NJ though one of our two work weeks left, please register early. Because of the huge interest so far we are considering stopping registration at 100 volunteers per week.
July week is in Manasquan area again and August week we will be in Atlantic County , south Jersey. We will close registrations for both weeks two weeks before that work week starts.
May God bless you as you prepare to come join us Rebuild , Restore and Renew the Jersey shore areas.