New York 1 spent some time in Gerritsen Beach speaking with the Avena family about frustrations around the housing situation after being displaced by Superstorm Sandy. Anthony & Jennifer Avena, along with their three children, have been staying together in a single room in their neighbor’s house, while there are more than 100 unused, winterized trailers sitting unused in Pennsylvania!
Since FEMA is not providing these trailers for any Sandy survivors, GB Cares is asking for people to donate them. If you, or someone you know, are able to and willing to donate a winterized trailer/camper for a Gerritsen Beach resident, please email GB Cares.
Thank you for your support!