Cornerstone University Students Travel to New Jersey to Help with Clean Up of Sandy

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CU students drive 12 hours to help a small town devastated by Hurricane Sandy

I felt useless so far away from home," said Zach Meyer, a native of New Jersey. "Now I get to go back and help clean up."

Nine Cornerstone University students hopped in their cars Nov. 2 and headed to Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey to help clean up efforts after Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast earlier this week.

CU student Zach Meyer, a native of New Jersey, has been speaking with a local church in his hometown who have partnered with the American Red Cross.

“They told us they have all the supplies but need people to help clean up and distribute the supplies,” said Meyer, a freshman. “I’ve helped with other hurricane clean up, but this is historical. I really want to be there to help.”

The students are using their own funds to pay for gas and plan to sleep in a church for the weekend.

“At Cornerstone we’re being taught how to engage in a world around us and that doesn’t mean we should wait until we graduate,” said Devon Town, an Art of Ministry major, who is overseeing the trip. “God gives us many opportunities to serve and we don’t want to pass this up.”

Meyer, who has been in contact with his parents, says the devastation “is really bad.”

“There is a lot of flooding,” said Meyer, a member of the baseball team who has spent many summers on the Jersey Shore. “We’re just going to help as many people as we can this weekend.”

For more information about how you can help, email kelli.cottrell(at)cornerstone(dot)edu.

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