|Craig Diehl (left), Lindsay Fitchett, Nicole Gill, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Bishop Claire Burkat and Caroline Ehrenfeld clean debris from Superstorm Sandy at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brick, N.J.|
About 350 youth and adults participated in the synod's annual 2013 Helping Hands Day. Participants cleaned beaches, marshlands and streets in Ocean County, N.J. The day was a cooperative effort of the synod and the New Jersey Synod, Lutheran Disaster Response-affiliated social ministry organizations, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey and Lutheran Congregational Services/Liberty Lutheran in southeast Pennsylvania.
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