- Volunteer from Taylorsville UMC in Maryland
A Future with Hope has emerged as a leader in Sandy recovery thanks to our volunteers, homeowners, and supporters. We have rebuilt 250 homes in the four years since Sandy struck, and continue to assist families into 2017.
In many cases, people need more than just a home rebuilt, they need their lives rebuilt. Case management is the key to a successful recovery effort. We have case managers who work with families and individuals in need of assistance. The case manager is the primary point of contact and works together with the family to assess their needs, secure resources, and create a recovery plan.
Our case managers are trained by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and we have led UMCOR training for more than 200 disaster case managers for the nine county Long Term Recovery Groups including: Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Atlantic City, Cape May and Gloucester.
We have donated funds for construction material purchases in Bergen and Monmouth counties and in Middlesex County we have donated funds to be used at the unmet needs table.
Volunteer and Build
Volunteer groups (usually 10 or more) from around the country are scheduled for week long stays at one of our hosting sites in New Jersey. We host volunteers of various skill levels and pair them with our professional construction team who train, work with, and oversee our volunteers on each work site. Volunteer groups include United Methodist congregations from around the country, youth groups, senior citizen groups, other religious organizations, college students and more.
We work with Sandy recovery agencies that are still helping families rebuild, including SBP, the Affordable Housing Alliance, and the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey.