Brethren assist in Sandy recovery

One of the young Plymouth Brethren helpers participating in relief efforts in the clean up following the devastating Hurricane Sandy commented:

“Yesterday’s Superstorm Sandy Public Benefit event was put together very quickly, but it went very well, and was well-received by the community. We collected a whole truck-full of clothes, food, and toys for those devastated by the storm.

Plymouth Brethren assist in Hurricane Sandy Recovery

We collected more than $2300 from the bake sale, and $450 in donations to forward on to the disaster relief charities. We gave away 47 bibles, and with the help of some neighborhood stores provided a free lunch for anyone that wanted to stay. Some neighbors came by, and were really amazed by the work the school had done.”

Plymouth Brethren thank you letter from United Way

United Way Letter to the Plymouth Brethren

 

7 thoughts on “Brethren assist in Sandy recovery”

  1. I Was at this Event!! says:

    I know this was awhile ago but this event was awesome! So much help from parents, students, and community members alike! It was just the year anniversary for Hurricane Sandy, sure this would still be close to many of us that witnessed it!
    Keep up the great work to everyone….great to see some news from all over the world where PBCC is, would love to see even more from N America!

  2. Anonymous 1 says:

    What a great community, with young and old alike, working together.
    What a great effort to help those affected by the superstorm.
    The members of the Plymouth Brethren are generally very caring, generous and happy.

  3. Terry Richards says:

    Hello,

    I know Plymouth Brethren who are customers and they are a pleasure to deal with.

    I have looked at some of the wonderful work that you have done and am pleased that you are able now to let your light shine forth. I think you should wear T Shirts or Tabards with your organisations name on. So that we all can see you good work. Matthew 5:16
    Regards Terry Richards

  4. Scott says:

    Why the tie and the sign?

    1. Rob says:

      The tie worn by James, and the sign, were marketing devices used at nearby intersections to inform the public of the event as it was in progress.
      The instant marketing, buttressed by flyers taken door to door and handed out at supermarkets by our students, created the traffic we needed to make the evnet a success.
      Little did we know how much the general public were looking for an opportunity to be part of the relief efforts by donating to this worthy cause!

  5. John says:

    Keep up the good work! It is recognized and appreciated!!

    1. Scott says:

      Wonderful! God’s awesome power in creation answered by an outpouring of generosity in the community, facilitated by unselfish and caring young church-goers.

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