At the end of October, 2012, the New Jersey shore, among other places, was devastated by the landfall of Superstorm Sandy, or the "Frankenstorm" as it was nicknamed at the time. Sandy was only a category three hurricane at its worst, but at the time it made land in New Jersey, the combination of a full moon and high tides made the storm surge particularly devastating.

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On Sunday, 7 July, representatives of various congregations in the Maury River Mission Community assembled at Fairfield Presbyterian Church for the long drive to New Jersey where we would be helping to repair damage caused by Sandy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

Return home

This picture was taken after we returned home.

From left to right are Brett, McKenzey, Chasity, Brad, Carl & Skip representing Timber Ridge & Collierstown Presbyterian churches.

Not pictured are David & Betty Dax, Jim & Suzy Jones, and Mary Ellena Ward representing Lexington Presbyterian.

We may have begun as strangers to one another, but we finished the week as friends and respected colleagues.

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