DHS Employees Volunteer to Help Super Storm Sandy Victims Rebuild in New Jersey

DHS Employees Volunteer to Help Super Storm Sandy Victims Rebuild in New Jersey

Nineteen DHS employees from across the coutry spent the week of May 19-24, 2014 in New Jersey, helping those impacted by Super Storm Sandy rebuild.

In partnership with the American Red Cross, volunteers spent the week putting up sheetrock, putting down floorboards, and painting homes. The group was hosted by a local New Jersey non-profit. Most people stayed at a hosting church in Toms River, NJ. Although Super Storme Sandy occurred two years ago, as many as 20,000 people are not able to reoccupy their homes. Several establishments were destroyed by the hurricane, rebuilt, only to be destroyed by the fire on the boardwalk, and then rebuild once again.

Many people, in Toms River, are without insurance and still in need of assistance. This past week was a wonderful way to help many people in need and show that people from across the nation care about the citizens in New Jersey.

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