Programs, Stories, United States

BUILDING HOPE AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast coast of the United States, taking 139 lives and leaving thousands displaced or homeless. Mary and Jim, both in their 70s, evacuated shortly before Superstorm Sandy came onshore. When they returned, their home was completely destroyed. “The only things we were able to salvage were some pictures, pots and pans, and some glassware,” said Mary. After nearly three years of shuttling between the houses of their children, in July 2015, Mary and Jim were able to move back into their home, which was rebuilt by IRT’s team of skilled  ...