NJ Sandy Victims Struggling To Rebuild Turning To Community-Based Recovery Groups
Relief Fund Awarded Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group $250,000
Erin O'Neill | The Star Ledger
LONG BRANCH — It’s been more than 18 months since Hurricane Sandy flooded the Pacific Street property that Woods, a supervisor for UPS, and his wife, April, an EMT, said they scraped together enough money to buy by surviving on hot dogs and peanut butter sandwiches about seven years ago.
It’s been about six months since the couple realized the money they had on hand wasn’t enough to finish construction and faced the daunting option of taking on even more debt after a long and financially draining winter.
That’s when the couple, both 35, found out about one of the community-based long-term recovery groups established throughout the state to help residents over the last hurdles blocking their path to recovery. Now, instead of borrowing $60,000 on top of a more than $90,000 federal loan, their current mortgage and credit card debt, the Monmouth County Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is helping them finish the job.
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