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09 Aug 2016

Sally

New-Jersey-House-RaisingSally has almost finished her project. She is so close. With the help of her disaster case manager, the state RREM grant, and some charitable donations, she has finished repairing and elevating her flood damaged home. The only obstacle left is to get into the house, which is now eleven feet in the air and accessible only by stairs that Sally can’t climb due to a disability. She’ll need an electric lift to get back into her repaired home. With the funds her DCM has been able to gather for her, Sally is only $3,000 away from getting the lift to go home.

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23 Jul 2016

George

George, a disabled senior citizen from Lavallette, lost all of his belongings when Superstorm Sandy substantially damaged his home in 2012. Unfortunately, initial attempts to rebuild were stalled when a contractor fraudulently took $36,000 from George and never did any work. This contractor was eventually convicted but passed away before restitution could be made. Luckily, George was able to obtain a new contractor and some additional funding through the efforts of the non-profit community. He will finally be able to move back home, towards the end of June. Now George needs $3,000 for home furnishings to be completely recovered from Superstorm Sandy.

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28 Jun 2016

Rick

13221112_659061414243384_7307381661853467722_nThe widow of a veteran and her wheel chair bound adult son came to OCLTRG when they realized the structural integrity of their home and bulkhead were compromised during Superstorm Sandy. They feared the water the bulkhead kept at bay would cause even more damage if it were not immediately repaired.

OCLTRG was able to raise 40,000 dollars, through the Adopt-A-Family program, to keep the home safe from further damage. This enabled them to begin the rebuilding process but also raised a new challenge.   They could not reside in the house during construction. Thankfully, the OCLTRG was able to procure funds for two “long-stay hotel rooms” that were best suited for the specific needs of mother and son. “It brings me tears of joy to work with such incredible people,” says her son. “Thank you.”

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