Habitiat for Humanity is reminding people that we are all connected and can truly make a difference in helping each other. The organization launched their first ever fleet of mobile response units sent to help residents of New York and New Jersey. A Superstorm like Sandy is overwhelming and takes an extraordinary recovery effort thus Habitat has a multi-phase response plan to address both short-term and long-term assistance for home owners.
This week, Habitat for Humanity is launching our first-ever fleet of 24 mobile response units to assist communities and families in New York and New Jersey that are recovering from the devastating effects of Sandy. The specially outfitted fleet — made possible by our partners Chevrolet, Lowe’s and the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation — departed from Atlanta on Monday and will begin arriving in affected communities today to bolster Habitat’s ongoing Sandy response and to help with critical home repairs, rehabilitations and reconstruction.
Hurricane Sandy itself disappeared from the radar within days, but the families who suffer in its wake remain. As winter and the holiday season are upon us, there are so many in need of help. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has likened the scale of the housing crisis his state now faces to that of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. New Jersey residents face a similarly daunting situation.
Hard-hit Monmouth County, for example, is one of our New Jersey destinations this week. Eighty percent of the county’s affected area is made up of homeowner-occupied, primary homes. As in so many locations, families have been hard at work mucking out their flooded and damaged homes and are ready to begin the repairs that will return them to decent shelter — and the security of home. . . Continue Reading
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