Applaud Home-Rebuilding Initiative

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Target: John Cruz, Habitat for Humanity New York City Construction Manager

Goal: Applaud a not-for-profit organization for rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Many homes in the Brooklyn area of New York City are still in unlivable conditions from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, Habitat for Humanity New York City has taken the initiative to repair numerous hurricane-damaged homes back to livable conditions the borough.

Under the direction of the organization’s construction manager John Cruz, 260 volunteers ripped out damaged flooring, replaced doors, rewired electrical units, and installed new appliances in storm-damaged homes in Brooklyn, New York. So far, Habitat for Humanity New York City has renovated 36 damaged houses in Staten Island. The organization plans to repair more homes in Coney Island.

Habitat for Humanity New York City decided to start assisting city residents with home rebuilding in the Brooklyn area because many Brooklyn residents were not receiving the aid they needed from home restoration agencies in NYC. Since the year it was founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity New York City has served more than 380 local families with their housing needs.

Brooklyn resident Mildred Davis reached out to Habitat for Humanity and recently held an open house in her newly remodeled home. Davis was forced to leave her home in Coney Island two years ago during Hurricane Sandy, and had been living in an apartment nearby her damaged house. Davis shared her sentiments on moving back into her house, saying, “To be able to wake up out of that nightmare and have my house back was a dream come true.”

Please sign the petition below to praise the great work that the Habitat for Humanity New York City volunteers have accomplished to reconstruct Hurricane Sandy victims’ homes in Brooklyn. The workers not only provided the storm survivors with their rebuilt homes, but they also changed their lives in a positive way.


Dear Mr. Cruz,

Losing a home to a natural disaster is an extremely tough situation to live through. Oftentimes, it is difficult to find resources to reach out to and get much-needed help to restore homes back to their original conditions.

Thank you for taking the initiative to work on rebuilding homes in the Brooklyn area. The Brooklyn residents are in need of all the help they can get to restore their storm-damaged homes. I look forward to reading more success stories as a result of your home-rebuilding initiative. Please continue to change lives and to inspire others to volunteer for an incredibly worthwhile cause.


[Your Name Here]

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