Project HOPE Offers Help To Greenburgh Victims Of Sandy

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Project HOPE will help Greenburgh families and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy in applying for FEMA aid. Photo Credit: File/Samantha Kramer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — A countywide program is now focusing its efforts on Greenburgh to offer help to those whose homes and lives were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Project HOPE, funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant serviced by Westchester Jewish Community Services, will provide free crisis counseling to individuals, families, community groups and businesses affected by the hurricane. It's not too late to see if you are eligible for FEMA's services before the Jan. 28 deadline, said Project HOPE Crisis Counselor Debbie Kelly.

"Some people think they're just not eligible. The FEMA process can get confusing or difficult to navigate through," Kelly said. "We try to help them and walk them through it."

Project HOPE counselors are now canvassing Greenburgh communities to offer guidance to those who were hit hard by the super storm that left thousands without power for weeks in early November. If Greenburgh residents aren't eligible for FEMA or if there are still unmet needs after FEMA's assistance, Project HOPE will also help connect those people to other aid resources, Kelly added.

Those interested in ProjectHOPE's services can call 914-336-0350. For more information, visit the program's website.

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