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-- sandy was so devastating as we know and now we're learning that house is a worship or even struggling to help themselves.
Religion correspondent Lauren green is like a New York City newsroom Lauren what did you find him.
-- bill well you know houses of worship are supposed to be sanctuaries for the broken hearted but as you say countless are in great need of healing themselves.
The repair work has begun at All Saints episcopal church in bay head New Jersey but the road ahead is long.
The -- -- structure was built in the late eighteen hundreds and designed by boat builders.
But was never meant to withstand the surge from dirty bay water that -- brought.
This building will be closed for at least -- we would like to think we would.
We will be back until things died in 2000 and -- that would be wonderful.
So we've had to move all worshipping sense two -- this is such actions that matters privacy in Point Pleasant.
Which is much better from the ocean -- -- on -- And -- was an equal opportunity destroyer at west and synagogue in the Far Rockaway queens New York.
Rabbi Marjorie -- surveys the damage the storm put the entire neighborhood and -- temple under at least four feet of water.
The once pristine sanctuary now has buckling wooden floors.
The holy books now mold -- are unusable -- because of their religious content they cannot be burned so they sit covered outdoors.
Awaiting their fate.
And Judy is certainly don't toss things away we have to.
Take her prayer books and give them a proper burial that's how we showed that they're -- created and they're not just tossed aside.
And many houses of worship across the northeast are in the same situation having lost -- which simply cannot be replaced and because insurance.
May not cover the millions of dollars needed for repairs.
Congregants themselves will likely have to raise the money.
Now takes even more than a community get through this Lauren Green thank you here in New York City.
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