AGRM is standing by to help provide information and support for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Member missions will follow Federal Government Guidelines regarding day-to-day operations. As space allows, most missions will provide emergency shelter to as many as possible within the limits of safe capacity for their facilities. Should they reach overflow capacity, missions will work with local Emergency Services to find suitable shelter for those they cannot accommodate. In response to power outages, many missions are distributing food, water, and other essential supplies to neighbors in need on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 

Below you will find a list of member missions in and near the path of the storm. We will update the Hurricane Sandy Discussion Forum as we receive reports from our members. If you have been affected by the storm and need emergency shelter or aid please use our map search to locate the nearest mission in your community or check the listing below. 

News & Member Information

  • Click here for the most current area maps of power outages,
    emergency shelter, public alerts, evacuation routs and more. 
  • Share or read of updates from mission on the east coast in
    AGRM's Hurricane Sandy Discussion Forum.
  • Like us on Facebook to view updates and reports.

Support Your Local Mission

Assistance provided by gospel rescue missions is free of charge to those in need. Please review the list below for ways to support missions in the affected areas.

Financial Contributions
AGRM missions are primarily privately funded and depend on financial contributions to provide aid and emergency shelter to those left homeless and hungry in the wake of disaster. Cash is the most efficient method of donating because it offers rescue missions the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. Click here to make a donation to AGRM's Disaster Relief Fund.

Donate in-kind goods that are specifically requested or needed by the rescue mission. Confirm the needs by contacting the mission of your choice before starting to collect. 

Most missions are in special need of the items below:
- Non-perishable food items
- Blankets and sheets
- Coats for men, women, and children
- New clean socks and underwear
- Hygiene items

Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established rescue mission in the area will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained to respond in the most effective way.

Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster - especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.

Mission Listing

Organization Name            City
1. Allentown Rescue Mission Allentown PA (610) 740-5500
2. Americas Keswick Colony of Mercy
Whiting NJ (732) 350-1187
3. Atlantic City Rescue Mission Atlantic City NJ (609) 345-5517
4. Bethesda Mission Harrisburg PA (717)257-4442
5. Boston Rescue Mission Boston MA (617) 482-8819
6. Bridgeport Rescue Mission Bridgeport CT (203) 333-4087
7. Capital City Rescue Mission Albany NY (518) 427-8144
8. Central Union Mission Washington DC (202) 745-7118
9. City Mission of Schenectady Schenectady NY (518) 346-2275
10. Goodwill Rescue Mission Newark NJ (973) 621-9560
11. Gospel Rescue Ministries Washington DC (202) 842-1731
12. Helping Up Mission Inc Baltimore MD (410) 675-7500
13. Hope and Life Outreach Salisbury MD 410-742-9356
14. Hope Rescue Mission Reading PA (610) 375-4224
15. Jubilee Ministries, Inc. Lebanon PA (717) 274-7528
16. Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance Inc. Scranton PA (570) 871-4795
17. Market Street Mission Inc
Morristown NJ (973) 538-0431
18. New York City Rescue Mission New York NY (212) 226-6214
19. Rescue Mission of Utica Inc Utica NY (315) 735-1645
20. Southern Maryland Rescue Ministries Inc. Owings MD 800 918 5615
21. Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission Nashua NH (603) 889-3421
22. Springfield Rescue Mission Springfield MA (413) 732-0808
23. Sunday Breakfast Mission Inc Wilmington DE (302) 656-8542
24. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Philadelphia PA (215) 922-6400
25. The Bowery Mission New York NY (212) 684-2800
26. The Streetlight Mission Inc Elizabeth NJ 908-820-8324
27. Union Mission Ministries Virginia Beach VA (757) 627-8686
28. Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids Inc Roanoke Rapids NC (252) 537-3372
29. Water Street Ministries Lancaster PA (717) 393-7709
30. Westminster Rescue Mission Westminster MD (410) 848-2222
31. Whosoever Gospel Mission
Philadelphia PA (215) 438-3094
32. York Union Rescue Mission Inc York PA (717) 845-7662