Please bring the 100 unused FEMA trailers that are sitting in Pennsylvania and ALL other available FEMA trailers to Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn and other nearby areas that have been affected by Sandy.
Our residents need temporary housing near their homes so that they can get their kids to and from school, repair their home, meet with FEMA, Rapid Repairs, Insurance Companies and still maintain their employment. These trailers can be placed on the private property (yards) of some Gerritsen Beach residents or placed on land in local Marinas (boat yards). Many lost their cars in the flood as well.
The situation is getting worse for Gerritsen Beach residents that do not have the funds to repair the severe damage caused by this natural disaster. They need more help and support than they have already received in order to survive.
Seniors, families with children, as well as people with disabilities are homeless, freezing, sick, and are becoming increasingly distressed. We have been very lucky that severe, freezing temperatures have not hit us yet, but that luck is about to run out. When we have a few days of wind and below-freezing temperatures, we will find that we have waited far too long for these trailers.
We urge you to change your policy and bring these winterized trailers to Gerritsen Beach and the rest of NY before it is too late!
Kelly Poore Mead
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
The community of Gerritsen Beach and surrounding area is in desperate need of help. We have paid our fair share in tax dollars over the years. I would never think this would happen in the USA...
The community of Gerritsen Beach and surrounding area is in desperate need of help. We have paid our fair share in tax dollars over the years. I would never think this would happen in the USA since our government sends in our great military to provide humanitarian aid in times of crisis - to sets up towns, create shelters, provide medical assistance, food and needed essentials to the victims of disaster. However, our Gerritsen Beach residents have been left in the dark, are cold and are now trying to cope with the realities of having to rebuild their entire home while living with mold.
Our community is at risk and the lives of our family, friends and neighbors are at stake unless there is a HUGE, TIMELY response put forth from our government and other American citizens.
Please Help Us Save These Hardworking Citizens of the United Sates of America!
We need your help NOW! We cannot wait any longer! These trailers can make a huge difference in the lives of so many - please help bring them to Gerritsen Beach and New York.
All the best,
Chairman of the Board
Gerritsen Beach Cares, Inc.