Leslie Johnson, of Sea Bright, back in Sandy-damaged home thanks to volunteers
SEA BRIGHT - A Sea Bright woman is finally back home more than 20 months after Superstorm Sandy, thanks to the work of some special volunteers.
Leslie Johnson's house on River Street has been in her family for years, but floodwaters ravaged the inside.
The whole interior was reconstructed by about 20 employees of Farmers Insurance, who were volunteering their time for about a month to help make it happen
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A homecoming event Thursday paid tribute to those volunteers, and Johnson cut the ribbon on her reconstructed home. "I feel so excited right now, I just can't believe the day is here," she says. "I'm finally coming home, it's really exciting."
It is the second home in Sea Bright completed with help from Farmers Insurance employees.
The volunteers are currently working on three additional homes in the borough. The company will be sending volunteers each week for the rest of the year.