Long Islanders lend a hand to neighbors still suffering from Sandy

Posted at 6:30 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 18:30:36-05

FREEPORT, LONG ISLAND (PIX11)– Today in Freeport, volunteers pitched in to help their neighbors recover from Hurricane Sandy.

“Friends of Freeport” started work on a flooded-out house on Saturday.

The group started with about ten concerned citizens and has grown to about 1,200 people.

They work on one house per weekend.

To date, they have fixed up three houses. The work is being done regardless of the homeowner’s ability to pay.

Everyone involved in this effort, the volunteers, the people they’re helping, all have ties to the Freeport community.