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Sandy Victim ‘Overwhelmed’ By Operation Blessing’s Act Of Kindness

Credit James Smith WCBS 880

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Breezy Point homeowner received a ‘not-so-random act of kindness’ on Saturday. Volunteers revealed a completely rebuilt home to a woman who had been plunged into the depths of misery following Superstorm Sandy.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do, I can’t even think about it, ” Barbara Joyce told CBS 2 in November after her home was destroyed.

Joyce was in for the shock of her life on when volunteers working for Operation Blessing filled her in on the work that they had done.

The group had quickly and quietly rebuilt the cancer survivor’s home, they even went as far as bringing in brand new furniture. Volunteers managed to keep the whole thing a secret from Joyce, who has been living in a basement since the storm.

“We had to put in all new dry wall, ceilings, floors, everything,” volunteer Bill Horan told CBS 2.

Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880

Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880

The enormity of the situation was almost too much for Joyce to take.

“Oh, god it’s beautiful. I can’t believe it, thank you dear god,” she said, “It’s overwhelming.”

The enormously grateful Joyce told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan that the act of kindness has made her want to become a volunteer.

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