Superstorm Sandy was the most destructive storm New Jersey has ever experienced.

  • 250,000 homes were affected
  • 82,000 homes sustained major damage
  • 161,000 people were displaced.
  • 6 months after the storm an estimated 22,000 families had not been able to move back into their homes.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, United Methodists of Greater New Jersey:

  • Provided more than 50,000 meals.
  • Provided shelter for more than 5,000 people.
  • Distributed more than 11,000 cleaning buckets.
  • Supplied more than 3,000 health kits.
  • Collected and distributed tons of clothing.
  • Mucked out nearly 2,000 homes.
  • Dispensed other supplies such as non-perishable food, heaters and blankets.
  • Assessed community needs.

Bishop John Schol and the leaders of Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church also realized that a strong long term recovery program was needed to help families and communities recover. In partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), they created A Future with Hope Inc., to handle the long term recovery of people in need in New Jersey.

A Future with Hope gets people back home by providing case managers, professional construction supervisors, and thousands of volunteers to work together to repair, rebuild, and renew.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call (732) 359-1012.

"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."

Jeremiah 29:11