When Hurricane Sandy swept over the East Coast in late October, it devastated communities in New York and New Jersey.
Though much of the national media attention has largely gone away, not everyone has forgotten that the recovery still continues.
Air Force Chapel communities were asked to take up a special collection to help those affected by the hurricane and boy did they take up the challenge. More than 50 communities raised $151,000, according to the Air Force News Service.
The Chaplain Corps donated most of the money to the American Red Cross to provide shelter, food, health and emotional health services to affected people. Other organizations, such as Samaritan’s Purse and Catholic Charities also received donations, according to AFNS.
“I am deeply grateful to all those who contributed,” Maj. Gen. Howard Stendahl, the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, said in the article. “In moments of crisis, our airmen and their families are always there to help.”