NEW MILFORD, Conn. — Superstorm Sandy left many families with nothing heading into the holidays.
But by the time Christmas rolls around, at least 30 families from New York’s Staten Island are expected to have a new place to call home in Connecticut.
“We’ve given out easily, $5 million worth of supplies, food, and other needs,” said Frank Siller, chairman of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Now, he’s giving out shelter. The million dollar project to bring 30 modular homes onto the grounds of the Faith Church in New Milford started Thanksgiving Day. The homes measure 14 by 48 feet.
For as long as they need, the modulars will be the place where Sandy victims will call home.
“It’s approximately 4 acres,” said Faith Church Pastor Frank Santora.
And during their time there, Santora said all necessities will be met. Every week, the Faith Church will provide each home with a box of food, and residents can register their children at the on-site school.
“So that their lives can be as normal as possible,” said Siller.
Now the rush to bring in the homes is on, so as many people as possible can have a Merry Christmas.
“We just want to be as much of a blessing to them as possible, give them the gift of hope which is what people need at a time like this,” said Siller.
The move-in date is slated for December 23.