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Freeport Family Receives Sandy Relief

AFTER 3 YEARS OF SEVERE HARDSHIP, INCLUDING LOSS OF SIGHT, FREEPORT FATHER ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY WILL RECEIVE MUCH NEEDED HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF

From left: Maria Sosa; Homeowner, Merdardo Sosa; Margarita Grasing; Executive Director of Hispanic Brotherhood; John Miller, CEO of American Red Cross on Long Island; Gwen O'Shea, President and CEO of Health & Welfare Council of Long Island; and Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island stand in front of the Sosa's Freeport, NY home which was damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

Two days before the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's landfall, which devastated areas of our area, United Way of Long Island, in partnership with the American Red Cross, the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, began a work project on a Freeport family residence in need of repairs. The Sosa family has lived in their hurricane damaged home with dangerous and hasty repairs, greatly in need of correction. The Sosa home was flooded by six feet of water, leaving the legally blind homeowner mold issues, faulty electrical wiring and the loss of their washer and dryer.


Repairs Include

  •     Complete demolition and renovation of the affected portion of the home
  •     Electrical re-wiring
  •     Mold remediation
  •     Energy-efficient utility upgrades
  •     Accessibility modifications specially equipped for the visually-impaired
  •     Sump pump replacement

Watch Local Media Coverage of the Repair Efforts

CBS New York
News12 Long Island
ABC Eyewitness News