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Volunteers still needed three years after Superstorm Sandy

Oct. 29, 2015, marks the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy wreaking havoc along the coastlines of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Credited as the second costliest hurricane since 1990, Sandy damaged or destroyed more than 653,000 homes in the tri-state area. This overview video is part of a series of videos about progress on recovery since the storm.

The New York Conference is looking at how the storm and recovery has affected homeowners, volunteers and those involved in coordinating the rebuilding efforts in New York and Connecticut. The Rev. Joanne Utley, editor of the New York Conference newspaper The Vision, is writing about recovery efforts on her blog. 

It is hoped, says Utley, that the stories, photos and videos will prompt people to volunteer for the very first time – or to return again – so that those who are still waiting may return home safely.

The Rev. Arthur McClanahan, director of communications for the Iowa Conference and a former member of the New York Conference visited the area in September to conduct interviews. His videos and still photos help tell the story of Hurricane Sandy recovery. 

To volunteer for, or donate to, the recovery effort, go to: