Although Hurricane Sandy is no longer dominating national headlines, it is still impacting individuals, businesses, and organizations devastated by its aftermath.

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced today that is giving $50,000 to nine of its member COGIC churches in New York and New Jersey hit hard by Sandy.

Bishop Blake, presiding prelate of COGIC said, “In the aftermath of the hurricane some COGIC churches have been displaced by the damage to their buildings. These funds will go a long way in helping to get our churches back on their feet.”

The relief funds will be sent immediately “so that construction and repairs can begin as soon as possible,” assured Blake.

In October 2012 Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. The storm became the largest and costliest Atlantic hurricane on record, killing 125 people in the United States alone, and costing an estimated $60 billion in losses due to damage and business interruption.

The terrible storm resulted in ocean water entering church buildings, destroying roofing, flooring and electronic equipment. Blake noted, “The damage to our churches in the Northeast corridor was particularly severe in New York and New Jersey. We understand the need, thus, COGIC is committed to providing assistance to our churches with this $50,000 donation.”

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