Some Webster firefighters are building a new home on Long Island that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October. The effort is part of the New York Says Thank You Foundation and its effort to rebuild communities.
Three firefighters from Webster are volunteering to build the new home in Massapequa, for an FDNY firefighter.
Webster Fire Department officers Steve Sudore, Jerry Fedele and John Jones, will spend the week at the Long Island home tackling whatever they can to get the house finished. They do not even know the firefighter they're helping. Firefighters from West Webster are also going.
"When we had our tragedy up here, from Christmas Eve, there was such an outpouring of support from all over the country and we just want to give a little bit of that back where we can for a fellow brother or sister in the service," said Steve Sudore, from the Webster Fire Department.
The New York Says Thank You Foundation is one of the nation’s leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for volunteer service.
Every year since 2003, hundreds of volunteers from around the country, help rebuild communities recovering from disaster.
"There was such a devastated amount of homes that were damaged that they are still in the rebuild process. It is day-by-day and there is still a huge amount of devastation," said Sudore.
If you'd like to help, you can donate to the New York Says Thank You Foundation.