Habitat for Humanity helps veteran, family return to Lindenhurst home 2 years after Sandy

A Long Island veteran and his family are finally back in their home nearly two years after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.



Stormwater from Sandy devastated the Lindenhurst home of Michele Jackson and her father Edward, a Vietnam veteran who has had three strokes.



The garage and entire first floor of the home were destroyed. The family had flood insurance, but it didn't cover the cost of repairs.



Michele Jackson reached out to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk for help.



Michele Jackson paid for the supplies using money from FEMA. Without Habitat's help, construction director Walter Mackey says it would have cost $100,000 to rebuild. 



The Jacksons are the third family Habitat has been able to help on Long Island. Work on two more Sandy-damaged homes will begin in the coming weeks. The organization is looking for more families who still need relief.


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