The House on Feb. 13 overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
The recession continued to affect how much Americans gave to charity last year, and the triple whammy of Superstorm Sandy, a national election and the looming fiscal cliff may cut how much we donate in the crucial final month of 2012, experts say.
Last week, the state began allowing homeowners back on New Jersey’s destroyed barrier islands to do cleanup on their homes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The strict curfews are likely to continue for some time, with the gas company predicting that its service would not be functioning in Seaside Park until the end of December.
When Superstorm Sandy cut a swath of destruction along the New Jersey coastline it left tens of thousands of people homeless or without power and heat. Within 72 hours, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief was serving 170,000 meals a day -- the beginning of a huge effort that would eventually mobilize all of the group’s large capacity mobile kitchens east of the Rocky Mountains.
Nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the northeast, more than 200,000 in the region still remain without electricity.
Utility companies are scrambling to restore power as colder temperatures bring further challenges to victims and humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to those impacted by the worst storm to hit the Northeast in 100 years.
An abortion center in Falls Church, Va., bragged to supporters about not letting Superstorm Sandy shut it down despite two inches of water in its surgery room.
Lucy Walkowiak leapt to action as soon as the hurricane subsided and she knew her family was the only block in her town that had power. Her incredible act of love and compassion affected many people in need.
At the height of Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, floodwaters rose and a Manhattan power substation exploded, plunging lower Manhattan into darkness. The city’s homeless shelters became a lifeline not just for the city’s homeless, but also for residents whose food has dwindled as it spoils in warm refrigerators.
On Tuesday morning, New York City's churches assembled to begin relief efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy reminds us that the world is much bigger than we are, and the problems we face are bigger than politics.
It has been deemed the most destructive storm, hitting the most densely populated areas of our country, in decades. So where was God?
In the wake of the devastation, relief organizations raced to offer relief to storm victims.
Pakistani Christians are praying for the safety of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to a message sent to the ASSIST News Service by Ashfaq Fateh, a Pakistani Christian leader who has been working to promote peace, human rights and Christian rights in his country.
The sun is shining here in Colorado Springs this afternoon, but as you all know, Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast. Forecasters are suggesting the developing storm is of epic proportions and will paralyze life for days to come for those in the impacted areas.
As hundreds of thousands of East Coast residents evacuated to seek shelter from Hurricane Sandy, the Christian humanitarian relief organization World Vision scaled up its emergency response to provide immediate relief supplies to families and children impacted by the storm.