The Youth Group from Towson Presbyterian Church, many of whom live in Rodgers Forge, West Towson and Wiltondale, along with Associate Pastor Joel Strom, Rodgers Forge resident, traveled to Long Beach, N.Y., June 27 through July 4, in partnership with the non-profit organization Next Step Ministries to help rebuild areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy. It may seem unbelievable that our neighbors to the North are still recovering three years following a hurricane, but sadly this is not a work of fiction. Pastor Strom, youth advisers, Jen Dickson, Paige Burkett, and Tim Burkett along with Youth Group members Julie Burkett, Drew Evans, Caitlin Pattanashetti, Claire Bolster, Adam Wright, Corbin Miller, Turner Jackson, and Rebecca Sunday worked in two teams to accomplish two construction projects: a new deck for a home and a ramp for a local community center. Very impressive. And very important work.