Far Rockaway Church Converts Into A Relief Center
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After Hurricane Sandy, the Far Rockaway Community Church of the Nazarene was transformed into a disaster relief center.
The church's congregation was moved into the gymnasium of a local charter school.
The church is now a one-stop-shop for social services, FEMA assistance, clothing and food.
Burger King also partnered with the church to supply hot meals for the next three weeks.
"We just want to make sure we're stepping up to the challenge to meet the needs of the people in this community," said Rev. Les Mullings. "They're very comfortable coming here, and we're stepping up to their needs. I believe that's what the church exists for."
Mullings also organized a "homeowners recovery meeting" where local elected officials will be available to answer questions and cleaning supplies will be handed out.
The meeting is scheduled for Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Challenge Preparatory Charter School on Hartman Lane.