Good-hearted strangers pitch in to help Freeport woman rebuild

Priscilla Weyant lost her home to Sandy and was laid off from her job.

A contractor is helping a Freeport woman get her home back.

A contractor is helping a Freeport woman get her home back. (12/9/12)

FREEPORT - Some good-hearted strangers are helping a single mother from Freeport get back on her feet after Superstorm Sandy destroyed her home.

Priscilla Weyant lost her Woodcleft Avenue home to the powerful storm and was also laid off from her job. She wasn't sure where to turn before she met Andrew diMonda, president of Long Island Painting and Remodeling.

The contractor says he wanted to help those devastated by the storm, and after a Nassau lawmaker's office put him in touch with Weyant and her son, he knew what had to be done. Some of his employees are donating their time to rebuild Weyant's home, from the sub-floors to the ceilings.

The family will be able to return to their home in about six weeks. Weyant says she hopes diMonda's kindness will encourage other local contractors to do the same.

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