Red Cross Gives $50K to Staten Island Group to Help Sandy Victims Rebuild

By Nicholas Rizzi on October 29, 2013 4:08pm 

 The Red Cross awarded a $51,166 grant to Staten Island Alliance to help 100 families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The Red Cross awarded a $51,166 grant to Staten Island Alliance to help 100 families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
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MIDLAND BEACH — The Red Cross awarded a $51,166 grant to the Staten Island Alliance on the storm's one-year anniversary Tuesday to help 100 victims of Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes.

The Alliance will use the money to donate building materials, provide site surveys and design services for families impacted by the storm, and use licensed volunteer engineers and architects for rebuilding projects, the American Red Cross said in a release.

"The Red Cross grant will allow us to provide badly-needed services to a devastated community,” Thomas Cunsolo, chairman and founder of Staten Island Alliance, said in the release. “Our partnerships with other service providers allow Staten Island residents to receive something they aren't used to — services in their own community."

The group will also use the money to provide office space in Midland Beach for partner organizations to help the families.

Cunsolo said that the work by his group will save families between $1,000 to $8,000 and speed up the rebuilding process for residents still not back in homes a year after the storm.

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