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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hundreds of Volunteers to Serve Thanksgiving Meals to Jersey Shore Victims Led by Liquid Church of NJ

By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (ANS) -- While northern New Jersey communities are just getting back on their feet after Superstorm Sandy, plans are in full motion at Liquid Church to serve Thanksgiving meals to thousands of families still significantly hurt by the storm.

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The impact of Hurricane Sandy was catastrophic in New Jersey, with up to $6 billion in damages according to one group.

Thousands still remain powerless, homeless and distraught in the Long Beach Island -- Atlantic City, region alone.

According to a news release obtained by the ASSIST News Service, in addition to the meals, truckloads of relief supplies are being collected at all three campus locations of Liquid Church to be distributed on Nov. 22 and 23. Volunteer teams will also be cleaning out houses devastated by the storm that weekend.

Tim Lucas, Lead Pastor at Liquid Church said in the news release, “Amidst all of the devastation and challenges Sandy has brought, we want to be there physically with the families of the Jersey shore this Thanksgiving in order to bring hope to those that need it most right now."

According to the news release, water and canned goods are being collected at all three campuses during Sunday worship services in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley. Distribution of supplies are being carried out in partnership with Shore Fellowship Church, local to the Atlantic City and Long Beach Island, NJ affected areas.

The Morristown-based Christian church is also coordinating support from communities and organizations outside of NJ for the Hurricane SandyThanksgiving project.

The outreach coordination leaders are asking churches across the country to consider taking up a special offering for the Hurricane Sandy victims on the upcoming Sundays - Nov. 11, 18 or 25.

Details of how churches and other organizations can support the relief efforts are available at: www.SandyThanksgiving.com

About Liquid Church

Liquid Church is one of NJ's fastest-growing Christian churches. Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church's vision is to “take church to the people.”

With campuses in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley, nearly 2,500 people experience Liquid's worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online.

For more information go to www.liquidchurch.com

 


Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter, http://www.joyjunction.org He has a master's degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is "Homeless in the City."


Additional details on "Homeless in the City" are available at http://www.homelessinthecity.com. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at jeremyreynalds@comcast.net.

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