Red Cross grants to help Sandy recovery

Damaged home floats away after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — The American Red Cross has awarded a grant of $257,000 to support long-term recovery efforts in Bridgeport.

The grant will help the Bridgeport Long Term Recovery Group with home repairs and mitigation of future damage; replacement of furniture, clothing and household items; rental assistance; and reimbursement of monies spent by homeowners on repairs due to Superstorm Sandy.

“More than a year after Sandy there are people who are in need of help to recover,” said Mario Bruno, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO. “The Red Cross, thanks to generous donors, continues working with affected families, communities and partner organizations to provide that help and support.”

Superstorm Sandy is the largest U.S. operation by the Red Cross in more than five years. The Red Cross has received $311 million in donations for Sandy emergency relief and recovery efforts.

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