ADOPT A HOUSE wrote -
This is a fundraiser set up for Chuck Burgio. Chuck has been in a hotel paid by FEMA until recently and now he has been staying in his back yard. Adopt a House is paying for hotel starting tonight for him to have a more appropriate living situation. With your help we plan on finding a better more affordable living arrangement until his home is fixed. We are also looking for a trailer donation, volunteers and skilled laborers to help with rebuild. Lindy Manpower will be helping with rebuild but they will need money for materials too. The money donated will be given to them as well. Please consider donating to Chuck and give him a permanent living situation. Here is the News 12 Article from 8/12/13: LINDENHURST - Nearly 10 months after Superstorm Sandy, a Lindenhurst man says he's been forced to live in his backyard while he struggles to put his life back together.
Chuck Burgio, 53, says 4 feet of water came into his home during the storm last October. He also lost his job as a driver for the Teamsters.
He had been staying in a motel, but he says FEMA called him last week and informed him it will no longer pay for his emergency housing.
Burgio says he's been cooking, sleeping, working out and even bathing in his yard ever since. He says he's been getting food from Catholic Charities.
After taking a nasty fall inside his house last month, Burgio went to the hospital, where he says he found out he has kidney cancer.
He doesn't know how, but Burgio says he'll get back on his feet soon. "I want to do it all myself and be proud of it," he says.