Domestic Disaster Director (North Texas)
Media Relations Director (NYC)
|New York, NY (October 26, 2012) — With Hurricane Sandy forecasted to impact much of the greater New York City area by early next week, the Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision is preparing to respond along the East Coast to hundreds of children and families impacted by the storm. At the organization’s New York City and Washington, DC sites, pre-positioned relief supplies,|
“Hurricane Sandy could be one of the most devastating storms we’ve responded to in decades,” said Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s Domestic Disaster Director. “We’re asking our supporters to pray that the impact isn’t as severe as some forecasters are predicting but World Vision is prepared to respond if we do see the worst.”
World Vision has been working in the New York area since just after September 11, 2001. Just last year, approximately 475,000 people benefitted from the Christian organization’s services. In 2005, World Vision responded to Hurricane Katrina by providing $8.2 million in goods to more than 318,000 survivors. Already this year, World Vision has used its National Disaster Headquarters in North Texas to respond to Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast, launch a nearby Texas tornado response in April and deploy a wildfire response in Oklahoma.
The public can help by visiting www.WorldVision.org/AmericanFamilies.
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About World Vision:World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews