Hurricane Sandy

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The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association raised $2 million to rebuild their pier after it was wrecked by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It is in the shape of a cross to honor God.

Cross-shaped pier a fitting replacement for one destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Grove, N.J.

Apr 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Less than a week after Easter this year, Ocean Grove, which has a peak population of about 8,000 in the... Read more

One year Commemoration and Healing Mass on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, NY.

Parish in Queens celebrates healing after Hurricane Sandy

Oct 30, 2013

A parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a Mass said in thanksgiving... Read more

The remains of a home in Union Beach, NJ on Nov. 8, 2012 stand as a stark reminder of the power of Hurricane Sandy after it swept through the area.

Six months later, Sandy victims plod through recovery

May 3, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and hit the northeastern U.S., coastal community members continue to struggle through... Read more

The bare floor and stripped walls of St. Virgilius can be seen after the flood waters have receeded.

Parishes in Queens remain ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Dec 2, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

The faith and generosity that Catholics in the borough of Queens are displaying as they struggle to get through the... Read more


Cuban Church urges continued aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Nov 20, 2012

The Archdiocese of Santiago in Cuba is calling on the international community to continue helping the thousands of victims of... Read more

Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Distribution sites in Wildwood and Northfield, NJ continued relief operations Nov. 6.

Hurricane Sandy efforts move from relief to recovery

Nov 18, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Dioceses in the mid-Atlantic are starting to move their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts to a focus on recovery, 18 days... Read more

Power lines bent over by Hurricane Sandy line the streets of in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Catholics continue Sandy relief work as second storm approaches

Nov 7, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Charities affiliates are continuing to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as another storm heads for the region.  Read more

Huricane Sandy destroyed 111 homes in the Queens neighborhood of Rockaway Beach with winds up to 80 mph and floodwaters up to 14 ft.

Cardinal Dolan sees heartbreak, hope in Sandy's wake

Nov 2, 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive passage across the East Coast, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York expressed his... Read more

Soldiers assist residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.

Knights of Columbus aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Nov 1, 2012

The Knights of Columbus is making an immediate $100,000 donation to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief, dividing it equally between... Read more

People look at properties destroyed during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City.

Catholic Charities works to assess, relieve damage from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 31, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholic Charities agencies along the East Coast are working to assess the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and respond to... Read more


Cuban recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take years, agency reports

Oct 31, 2012

The secretary general of Caritas Cuba said it will take years for the eastern section of the country to recover... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 general audience.

Pope offers prayers for Hurricane Sandy victims

Oct 31, 2012

At the Oct. 31 general audience, Pope Benedict offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the East... Read more


Cuban bishops bring relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy

Oct 30, 2012

The bishops of eastern Cuba toured the provinces of Santiago, Holguin and Guantanamo to survey the damage caused by Hurricane... Read more