"We live on a canal on south 7 th st in Lindenhurst in a house built in 1926. The house has never seen water in it including Irene. It and it's lovely family was not so lucky this time. 2-3 feet of water in the house and 5+ outside. Due to Sandy we lost our dock and bulkhead and also need to raise the house two+ feet to comply with the new town rules. Insurance does not cover bulkheads and docks or foundations for raising a house. Any money raised will go to the expense of both of these ($50,000+). We are not looking for the entire expense to be covered , just enough for a down payment to get the work started. We consider ourselves lucky in the end to still have a house and our pets.