How a 50-Person Church Helped Its Town Rebuild After Superstorm Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy hit the small, working-class community of Union Beach, New Jersey, (population 6,200) in fall 2012, it left 90 percent of the town under water. Out of roughly 2500 homes, 2000 were damaged. A journalist from the online magazine Bustle drove to Union Bay two weeks after Sandy to deliver some coats to residents, but was so traumatized by the devastation she saw that she couldn

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