A Future With Hope has been a leader of disaster response in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy and its networks and relationships with state, federal and local agencies have been reactivated in the wake of COVID-19. Members of the team, alongside Tom O’Hearn, GNJ’s Disaster Response Coordinator, serve as our representatives on the following state, regional and national groups who are meeting weekly to provide guidance for how to engage volunteers and communicate needs:
- NJ VOAD
- NY VOAD
- PA VOAD
- NJ Office of Emergency Management
- FEMA for Emergency Assistance and Housing
- FEMA for Logistics and Resource Support
- NEJ UMVIM Disaster Response
The team funnels information to GNJ leadership which helps inform our calls to action on the COVID-19 Resources pages. As the situation unfolds, A Future With Hope will advise on the best ways for churches to engage in relief and recovery.
Food Collection and Distribution
Food insecurity is emerging as a critical issue during this time. A Future With Hope is coordinating with GNJ congregations on guidelines for food pantries and other collection and distribution. FIND OUT MORE
Employment Help from the Neighborhood Center
AFWH’s Hope Center, The Neighborhood Center in Camden is ready to help with the introduction of career support groups. Find out how!
Hope emerges where residents, businesses, organizations, government, and institutions work together to heal communities.
Guidestar Seal of Transparency
United Methodists of Greater New Jersey continue to be good stewards of funds donated to A Future With Hope. A Future With Hope has been awarded the Gold Level of Transparency from Guidestar.