New York & New Jersey Groups Host Events To Mark Hurricane Sandy Anniversary


Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New York and New Jersey on October 29, 2012 – nearly one year ago.  Groups from both states are hosting events that will allow those who suffered most to come together for mutual support on this solemn occasion. Many are still in the process of repairing and rebuilding their homes and their lives,

NJ Groups Hosts “Sandy Service Day: Remember. Rebuild. Recover.”

According to, two New Jersey-based non-profit groups, The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and Jersey Cares, hope to recruit 5,000 volunteers to work in some of the New Jersey counties hit hardest by Sandy – Atlantic, Bergen, Hudson, Monmouth and Ocean.  The two-day volunteer effort will involve working on beach cleanups, debris removal, home repairs, meal service for early responders and more.

Volunteers may sign up to participate on either Saturday, October 26 or Tuesday, October 29. There are two shifts available each day — 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Volunteers can register by visiting the Jersey Cares’ website.

More Than 70 Staten Island Groups Come Together To Remember

According to, the Staten Island Community and Interfaith Long-Term Recovery Organization, which includes 70 Staten Island-based groups, will come together on October 29th to remember the 24 Staten Island lives lost during Hurricane Sandy.  The following events, which were chosen based on the exact time Sandy hit Staten Island one year ago, include:

  • 4 p.m. Resiliency Walk from South Beach to Midland Beach.  The walk will begin at the intersection of Sand Lane and Capodanno Boulevard.
  • 5 p.m. Community supper at the picnic area at Midland and Lincoln Avenues.
  • 6:30 p.m. Interfaith Service of Remembrance on the boardwalk at Midland and Lincoln Avenues.
  • 7:45 p.m. “Light the Shore” vigil along the shoreline.

Remembering Sandy Difficult For Many

While events marking the one-year anniversary are meant to remember the lives lost and the overall devastation to the area, it’s understandable that remembering Hurricane Sandy is difficult for many.  Many homeowners report struggling to make ends meet because their insurance companies have still not paid out their rightful proceeds.  It simply should not take nearly a year to do so.

If your insurance company has denied your claim, disputed settlement amounts, improperly calculated your deductible, undervalued your claim, proposed an unfair settlement or has engaged in bad faith insurance practices, contact Belluck & Fox and let one of our experienced New York insurance dispute attorneys analyze your situation and get your claim settled once and for all.