As we approach the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy slamming into our coastline and forever changing the way we look at our climate and the kindness of strangers, we are sharing the story of KIND and Waves for Water’s effort to rebuild a home for retired NJ firefighter John Gelalia. John, who saved countless lives and homes after Hurricane Sandy, was unfortunately one of the many left devastated from the superstorm. His home was thankfully sustained, but everything in it was destroyed: his furniture, all of his belongings, flooring, electricity; everything. John was living in FEMA house shelters up until March when, without anywhere else to go, he returned to his completely gutted house where he has been living since.
How KIND and Waves for Water are making a difference: