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 int he 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
UMCOR
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 Withe Hope will advise on the best ways for churches to engage in relief and recovery.