A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes.
The group is made up of local residents and community leaders like Eric Alexander.
“People are completely struggling,” Alexander told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “We’re out volunteering so we see it each week. What we want to do is put a public spotlight on what’s happening to folks in local communities and lend a hand, put our shoulders to the wheel.”