I am now back in Brazil having spent nearly four weeks in the east coast of the United States. Most of this time was spent volunteering with Crisis Response International (CRI) in the city of Lindenhurst, on Long Island, where we were helping and ministering to victims of Super Storm Sandy.
CRI has a field camp set up on the seashore, and their base camp currently at the Rainbow Center, a local community centre. Most of our work involves helping landowners and residents remove debris from the hurricane, and stripping out dry-wall and flooring which has been soaked and contaminated by the flood waters, so that the houses can dry out prior to reconstruction.
Personally, I was surprised by the level of destruction, and the number of people who literally lost everything. Here are some photos from my CRI Super-Storm Sandy deployment.