My name is Michele Jackson and this is my Father’s house where I rent. My father who also resides here is 71 and a Vietnam Vet. He has suffered 3 strokes from 2009-2011 which has left him with 25% peripheral vision loss. From the outside our house looks normal but let me tell you why we need help.. On October 29th 2012 Superstorm Sandy happened. My street and my 1st floor where I reside were flooded. I lost my car and most of my belongings as well as all the landscaping I completed. The trees and bushes died in the storm. Currently we need help in rebuilding the interior of our house. I have been able through other avenues to replace some furniture which is now located in the PODS container outside my house and I do have transportation again with a used vehicle I found at auction. Between FEMA and insurance coverage there has not been enough help for the rest of the work to be completed/materials to be purchased.
What I need is wall and flooring work.. I need to rebuild my walls and flooring from water and mold damage 80% of the insulation has been removed inside the house. All of the wiring needs to be replaced and brought up to code. The kitchen cabinets need to be gutted and replaced as well. Some of the gutting has been done and some electrical work but finding the right help has been hard. All of the doors need to be replaced including the garage.
This house is my future. I could move but my dog Roscoe is a big boy and the best part of my day. I have done some looking and it has been difficult to find housing that would accept Roscoe and me together. Please help me to rebuild a place we can all live and remain together.