Volunteers from Orrington Head to New Jersey for Sandy Cleanup

Updated 2 years ago

A group of thirty volunteers packed heavy in hopes of lightening the load on others.”We’re bringing all kinds of tools. Chainsaws, hammers, just general demolition tools,” said Caleb Hanes.He joined a crew from Calvary Chapel Bangor in Orrington on a 9 hour drive to New Jersey to help families hit by Hurricane Sandy.Volunteer Benjamin Zinater said, “What would you do if you just had your entire house, everything you’ve ever worked for, washed out to sea? So, we’re going to go down and try to be a blessing.”The trip was organized by Pastor Ken Graves, who is no stranger to relief efforts.”It affects the soul to just know where to begin, the first step of being able to do something, and that was our experience at Katrina and a lot of other disasters,” said Graves.He plans to spend at least a week in the state, cleaning up debris, but just as significantly, bringing a little light into the lives of those who need it.Graves told us, “A lot of time people are just standing there looking at the size of it all.”


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