The Record: Mary Pat Christie hears about Sandy relief in Moonachie
Harvey Lipman | The Record
MOONACHIE — New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie came to the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday to hear firsthand how $600,000 in superstorm Sandy relief grants given out by the foundation she heads is being spent.
The biggest grant from the fund, to the Bergen County Long Term Recovery Committee, is providing $400,000 for mold remediation. Caseworkers told Christie that the mold work is essential, because no other rebuilding can be done until it is removed.
“The mold has been preventing other organizations from coming in and doing rehab,” said Lisa Ewart, the North Jersey coordinator for Occupy Sandy, a grass-roots relief organization that has coordinated much of the rebuilding work across the three states hit by Sandy.