Breezy Point could have been mistaken for a Soweto shanty town Sunday as residents picked through the ruins of their homes and used blankets to ward off the cold.
Kathleen Beissel had collected some donated items to tide her over after the storm only to discover that she really had no place to put them. Her home in the Queens community was severely damaged.
“We need a place to live,” said Beissel, a 40-year-old teacher who has been staying with her husband and daughters at her brother’s place on Long Island. “We’re trying to keep the family together.”
Linens, towels, dishes and furniture would be great, she said. “A bed would be nice,” she joke.
But a new roof over her head is what Beissel really wants.
Monday, November 5, 2012
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