Some Brick flood victims return home 2 months later

<p>Some of the families displaced by major flooding in Ocean County this past August are finally returning to their homes &ndash; thanks to the help of some volunteers.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 5, 2018, 2:01 AM

Updated 2,060 days ago

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Some Brick flood victims return home 2 months later
Some of the families displaced by major flooding in Ocean County this past August are finally returning to their homes – thanks to the help of some volunteers.
Heavy rainstorms in mid-August caused massive flooding in the Greenbriar I senior community in Brick Township. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed by the flooding.
But thanks to the group Jersey Shore United, some families are finally home.
“This more than renewed my faith in general, but my faith in good people too because they literally saved us,” says homeowner Shannon Fary.
Shannon and her husband Ricky moved into their Greenbriar home in June, but were soon displaced by the flooding. They did not received any government assistance to get back home, just the kindness of strangers.
Jersey Shore United was started by Barry Moll and his wife after Superstorm Sandy. Fifteen Greenbriar families will be returning to their homes, thanks to the work of the group.
“These people work in 90 degree heat, 95 humidity…and they were just here. They were just here to help,” says flood victim Renate Kupatt.
The group also provided the homeowners with “hope chests” – boxes that contain items a family will need to get back on its feet, such as an alarm clock, coffee maker and toiletries.
The homeowners say that they are happy to be returning home.
“We just didn’t know…what our first Thanksgiving was going to look like. Not in our own home? That’s really sad when we had dreamed of that. We were so proud of ourselves and I can’t thank them enough for getting us back home,” Fary says.
Jersey Shore United says that the group can still use volunteers and financial donations to continue to help more flood victims.


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