A World Cares Center Thank you…
As World Cares Center continues with the Hurricane Irene long-term recovery, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the amazing efforts of all those we’ve worked with and those we continue to work with to achieve our shared goal of recovery. Disaster response is a collaborative effort. We are a collection of parts contributing to the same mission and our best achievements come when we work closely together. Throughout our ten years of operations, World Cares Center has been fortunate to work side by side with some of the most dedicated individuals and groups imaginable, and we are proud to begin our 11th year with a network of inspiring colleagues. Thank you for everything you do and we hope to continue these relationships well into the future in service of those who need it most.
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New Jersey Recovery
Most of us find that Hurricane Irene happened a long time ago, but the truth is that there are still homeowners who are recovering from the effects of the August storm. As you know, World Cares Center (WCC) has taken on a major role in the relief efforts in New Jersey. Between coordinating more than 1,100 homeowners in need and 25 partner nonprofits and faith-based organizations, WCC currently goes into the field, making direct contact with the residents in need and assessing their home situations. Recently, our Leading & Managing program manager went together with a member of Burlington CERT to assess four homes in Northern New Jersey. After a thorough evaluation, the report on the assessment will be presented in the next Long Term Recovery meeting. Based on needs, available resources, and manpower, the homeowners will be receiving appropriate assistance.
Each one of the 1,122 homeowners who called into WCC, have their own story of woe and perseverance. Cases range from elderly single women to families, to teens with recent surgery, and they all need our help to clean up their homes. In working with our wonderful partners, WCC helped to successfully respond to more than half of the initial requests. Some of their homes presented straightforward recovery solutions and their needs received prompt assistance. Other cases were more complicated and evolved over months of continued coordination and follow through. As we move forward with the rebuilding phase, we are looking ahead to a two-year recovery for the residents of New Jersey.
If you want to get involved and be part of this important work, please visit our website at www.worldcares.org and volunteer with us. Stay tuned for more stories to come!