Cornell Alumni & Staff Help To Rebuild Queen’s Breezy Point Neighborhood

A 12-foot storm surge during Hurricane Sandy destroyed more than 400 homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York.  Even eight months later, fewer than 500 families have been able to return to their homes.  Enter the alumni and staff of New York’s prestigious Cornell University…

Doing Whatever It Takes To Get People Back Home


According to the Cornell Chronicle, the alumni and staff of Cornell University are willing to do whatever it takes to get Breezy Point residents back home.  On June 15th, 65 volunteers from Cornell pitched in to remove debris, shovel sand, install sheetrock, paint, build houses and create planters for recently returned senior citizens and veterans.

The group, which included alumni, 4-H members and staff from Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) and the Cornell Office of Alumni Affairs-Metro NY, is planning to do more this fall and will distribute and plant 300 trees in the neighborhood.

Residents throughout the area continue to struggle with the rebuilding process.  According to Breezy Point resident Gretchen Ferenz, “Although the devastation is at times overwhelming for all of us who live here, this is a resilient community, and we continue to find feasible ways to aid in the recovery from the destruction and related challenges.”

Are You Still Waiting For Aid?

If you are a homeowner who is still waiting for your insurance company to act responsibly, please contact Belluck & Fox.  Insurance companies who have wrongly denied claims, delayed claims or offered less than what you’re entitled to have likely acted in bad faith.  Whether you experienced wind damage, interior damage, roof damage or flooding damage, our New York bad faith insurance attorneys can assess your situation and help you to finally cut through the red tape and get what you deserve.