'Rebuilding Together NYC' continues Sandy relief efforts on Coney Island

Almost one year after Sandy, recovery efforts continue on Coney Island, with the help of a nonprofit group called Rebuilding Together NYC. The group, funded

More than 200 volunteers are helping fix homes and other buildings on Coney Island.

More than 200 volunteers are helping fix homes and other buildings on Coney Island. (10/26/13)

CONEY ISLAND - Almost one year after Sandy, recovery efforts continue on Coney Island, with the help of a nonprofit group called Rebuilding Together New York City.

The group, funded by the American Red Cross, offers free home repairs for low-income homeowners. The project brought more than 200 volunteers to Coney Island today as they helped fix storm-damaged homes, a community center and a co-op building.

"There's a belief that New Yorkers don't care, but when we are faced with adversity, we pull together our resources and try to help those in need," says volunteer John Rivera.

Event organizers say they're taking their relief efforts to Canarsie next.
 

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