South Shore Communities Ban Open Foundations on Raised Homes​​

Reprinted from Newsday-July 29, 2015

NY Assembly approves bill to

expedite claims following disasters

The New York State Assembly approved a bill (A04458) designed to require insurance carriers to expedite claims investigation and settlement processes after declared disasters and emergencies.

Sandy Survivors Have A Second Chance At Flood Insurance Proceeds

​​On May 15, 2015, over two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that people who submitted a Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claim and who are not satisfied with the amount of money they received for their losses may ask for a review of that claim. FEMA has started to notify approximately 142,000 people that they may request a review under this program.  

The review process will cover all claimants who has storm losses from Oct. 27, 2012 through Nov. 6, 2012. The review process will not include policyholders who filed lawsuits for damages in federal court.

 Click here to read more about this process

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Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits
Helping Others While Helping Yourself

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and find tips on getting started as a volunteer.

Benefits of volunteering #1: Volunteering connects you to others

One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

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FEMA Says it Will Screen Engineers for Future Homeowner Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced plans Monday to tighten oversight of engineering firms that work on flood insurance claims, marking the latest effort to address allegations that damage reports were falsified after Superstorm Sandy.
The agency, which runs the National Flood Insurance Program, will require engineering firms to be approved by Washington before inspecting damaged...

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.9 Million to Repair Historic Properties Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Up Coming Projects


  • March 14, 2015 Sheetrocking .
  • March 21, 2015 Flooring
  • March 28, 2015 Sheetrocking
  • April 4, 2015 Flooring
  • April 11, 2015 Flooring
  • April 17, 2015 Volunteer Fair
  • April 25, 2015 Flooring
  • May 2, 2015 Paneling
  • May 9, 2015 Demo Basement
  • May 16, 2015 Mason Beach Clean up
  • May 23, 2015 Sheetrocking


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Home Is Where the Heartache Is:

Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Not Recovered

Ben Jackson Discusses Sandy Home Auctions and House Risings on

CBS Show Exit 10/55

Click Here to See Interview Exit 10/55

 Feed the Need Nourishes

Long Island’s Less Fortunate
Volunteers collect donated clothes, food and toiletries to hand out to community’s poor

Our 501 (c)(3) Application is in Process

After Explosive '60 Minutes' Story: NJ, NY Sens Call for Congressional Oversight Hearings of FEMA-Run Flood Insurance Program Ridden with Evidence of "Widespread Fraud"

​New York State 

Property Tax Freeze Credit

NJ, NY Senators Meet with FEMA Chief; Announce Major Action for Sandy Victims

Thousands of flood insurance claims filed by Sandy victims not in litigation will be re-opened and reviewed