VIM / Sandy Relief

After the storm passed and power was restored to HUMC, we opened our doors to provide shelter for emergency relief workers. Between November 2012 and July 2014, Hicksville United Methodist Church has housed over 500 volunteer workers from many states (NJ, VA, MI, IA, RI, CA to name a few), many faiths (Jewish, Lutheran, Pentecostal), and many different age groups (from high school to senior citizens). We have worked closely with the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as with Long Island Volunteer Center to provide hospitality and hot showers to those helping others.