Missions

Superstorm Sandy

MER made two trips to Staten Island, New York to deliver donated supplies to victims of the major hurricane.  Both trips were funded by donations from friends, family, and the surrounding community.

With Jessica Zinder handling the logistics at home, Matthew Zinder and Ray Pierson made the trips up north to deliver the supplies and give any additional help possible.

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Volunteers unloading supplies at a central supply hub on Staten Island.

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Collecting goods from a supply hub to transport them to a hub in another part of Staten Island. We were one of the few vehicles that could participate in a supply chain due to lack of gasoline on the Island.

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Matthew Zinder assessing the needs this homeowner has.

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A home on Staten Island following Hurricane Sandy.

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MER volunteers participating in clean up efforts.

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Assessing the damage on Staten Island.

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Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to many neighborhoods on Staten Island.

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A notice on a building that the structure is unsafe.

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Volunteers to help clean up.

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One of the citizen-run supply hubs on Staten Island following Hurricane Sandy.

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One of the citizen-run supply hubs on Staten Island following Hurricane Sandy.

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Ray Pierson loading up a truck with supplies.

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Matt Zinder loading up the truck with supplies.

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Johnny Bravo Coordinator of one of the large citizen-run supply hubs on Staten Island.

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Reverend Susan Carlson The Unitarian Church Disaster Relief Coordinator and our main contact on Staten Island.

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