Hurricane Sandy rolled in on October 29th, 2012, just two days after I returned home to Matawan, New Jersey. I had been in California, serving with an SCA leader crew in Sierra National Forest. As soon as the storm subsided, I emailed my contacts at SCA, requesting assistance for the local cleanup effort. My own efforts began just five minutes from my house, at Cheesequake State Park.
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by Jarred Shaw | Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012
by Jarred Shaw | Posted Saturday, December 15, 2012
Our first day on post-Sandy restoration duty at Cheesequake State Park began with a foggy morning. Dave Donnelly, park superintendent, met us bright and early, outfitted for the damp weather with bright yellow rubber boots. When we told him that two of our chainsaws were on the disabled list, his gracious response was to lend us a couple spares from Cheesequake’s own gear cache.
by Jarred Shaw | Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012
My crewmates and I had good reason to look forward to our arrival in Hunterdon County.
by Jarred Shaw | Posted Monday, December 31, 2012
Here’s Jarred’s crew mate, Leah Cantor, with her take on the SCA Sandy Relief Corps experience. PHOTO: Jennica Tamler and Leah Cantor (L-R)
Mother Nature can be a powerful and heartbreaking force. The neighborhood I was born and raised in was completely wrecked.