Charity work by the New York City Department of Corrections Disaster Relief Association began on March 25, 2016 with a water drive to Flint, MI. Over 300 cases of water were collected and delivered to The Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ at 6702 N Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505.
Our second project was a rebuilding effort
in Gonzales, LA. In August 2016, over 6,000 homes were affected by Hurricane Matthew. This flood was the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people in Louisiana had lost everything. In October 2016, our association drove to Louisiana and worked with Louisiana Baptist Church, helping to repair the damaged homes.
Our third mission was an international relief effort. On March 6, 2017, we traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to assist families who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. We partnered with a school called École Enfant de Jesus de Dessalines. On our first day, we were substitute teachers because the children didn't have a teacher to teach the class. On our second day, we went on a field trip with the children. On our third day, we drove to the countryside where we handed out the clothes that we had collected to all the families that did not have any.
We continue to look for volunteers and opportunities to serve the needy in 2017. Join us!