Sandy reflections: Seashore parish staged ‘quick response’

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Thompson-QuarteyPosted Oct 29, 2013 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Hurricane Sandy Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN After Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, donations poured into many Episcopal churches, including St. Mary’s by the Sea in Point Pleasant Beach. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News ServiceEditors’ note: A year ago today, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy set to reeling a large part of the East Coast of the United States. At least 147 people died in the Atlantic basin because of the storm; of that number 72 were killed in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Sandy caused an estimated $65.7 billion in damage, including destroying or damaging 650,000 homes and damaging hundreds of thousands of businesses. Episcopal News Service invited seven people to reflect on their experience of Sandy, what lessons they and their faith communities learned and what challenges they still face. All seven reflections are available here.[Episcopal News Service] Personally, I learned about the generosity of people when disaster strikes. The overwhelming response we got from places far off and near, taught me that there are caring people who are willing and ready to lend a hand when disaster strikes.The Rev. John C. Thompson-Quartey is the rector of St. Mary’s by the Sea in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.For the parish community of St. Mary’s by the Sea, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey we learned that we should always be prepared for unexpected blessings in the midst of disaster. Our preparedness for a feeding ministry led to a quick response to a very critical human need in the face of disaster. Superstorm Sandy was an equalizer in our community. Those in need before storm had greater need after and those who never asked for charity were forced to ask and/or reluctantly accept the generosity of strangers. We were also faced with the challenge of matching resources with those who needed them. We learned to be flexible (without strict boundaries) in order to accommodate the needs of those affected by the storm. Above all we saw grassroots relief efforts delivering needed services in an effective way.Making our building accessible and improving our kitchen facilities (through grants), have allowed us to continue with the feeding ministry. We are able to refrigerate donate food items, and are in the process of building shower faculties for volunteers and relief workers. We also kept a list of volunteers who are ready and willing to help when the need arises. We have established a network of area businesses that are ready to donate goods and services for relief and recovery efforts.Given the magnitude of the storm, we have learned that there are not enough contractors to perform all of the work to make people whole again. Some families are still out of their homes, and some contractors have walked away from incomplete jobs. Monetary assistance is very slow in materializing for many home owners, which makes them dependent on organizations like churches and other charitable organizations for assistance. There is still an enormous load of emotional and psychological challenges that need to be met, some of which we are ill-equipped to handle.— The Rev. John C. Thompson-Quartey is the rector of St. Mary’s by the Sea in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. 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NBA free agency: Jason Terry open to signing with Lakers, Warriors or Mavericks

first_imgTerry averaged 3.3 points and 16 minutes per game in 51 appearances with the Bucks last season.   Jason Terry is retired unless he gets a call from the Lakers, Warriors or Mavericks. “Then I’ll answer the phone,” he said on the Mavs’ broadcast of Saturday’s win over the Rockets.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 9, 2018The veteran has played for six teams over his 19 NBA seasons. He has averaged 13.8 points and 3.8 assists while shooting 38 percent from 3-point range in 1,410 career games.Terry was a member of the Mavericks in 2010-11 when the team captured its first-ever NBA title. He averaged 15.8 points and 4.1 assists per game that season.Terry also won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award while with Dallas in 2008-09. Jason Terry has not played in the NBA this season. But he would be open to a return if he receives the right offer.The 41-year-old guard said this weekend he considers himself retired, according to ESPN. However, Terry said he’d “answer the phone” if he received a call from the Lakers, Warriors or Mavericks.last_img read more