On Oct. 29, 2012, the devastating wind, rain and storm surges of Super Storm Sandy slammed into New York City and the Long Island coast, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Two years later, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens relief efforts continue. In 2013, Catholic Charities helped victims of Super Storm Sandy with more than $1.8 million in assistance for furniture, appliances, home needs, home repairs and other necessities. Since the storm, Catholic Charities has provided more than 1,500 households with both short and long-term assistance for those who are negotiating issues resulting from Sandy’s impact. In addition, close to $2 million was distributed to more than 4,200 individuals and families in 16 parishes who were most impacted by Super Storm Sandy through the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Fund.
Our clients continue to rebuild with the help of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Last week, two CCBQ Disaster Case Management clients, David Longergan and Gerard Dunne were featured in the news when they returned to their new homes two years after the storm destroyed them. Their relief and enjoyment were captured by WABC and WPIX News.
To view their stories, as featured on WPIX and WABC News, click here.
CCBQ is still here to help! Our Disaster Case Management Program will continue to assist throughout the upcoming year. To find out more about our Disaster Case Management Program please email DCM@CCBQ.ORGor call 718-722-6223 to make an appointment. Potential clients may also call the Catholic Charities Sandy Referral line: 855-258-0483.