NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Breezy Point woman who lost her home during superstorm Sandy has gotten the gift of a lifetime, thanks to a native New Yorker who now runs a lumber and building company.
Four feet of water inundated Kim Leib’s home.
“It’s just going to take us a really long time to recover from this, very long time,” Leib told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
Leib is getting a new home, thanks to Steve Conboy, president and CEO of Eco Building Products.
“We’re going to build that house for free for her because we want to be able to show people how to do it,” Conboy told Haskell.
Leib said she was paralyzed by anxiety and uncertainty before Conboy made the offer to build her a new home.
“We’re all trying to fight to see what we can get and then they’re doing deadlines and it’s just too much,” said Leib. “It’s more than I can even comprehend at this time. I mean, I am so grateful.”
Conboy said he is footing the bill for the new home to help Leib get back on her feet, but also to show off his company’s products.
His company manufactures protected lumber that is resistant to fire, termites and mold, according to the website.
Conboy said the treated lumber is environmentally friendly and more durable than basic building materials.
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