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Gert Sofman

Gert sofman

“I survived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and I physically survived Hurricane Sandy, but I have not survived the lack of assistance and the roadblocks erected that prevent homeowners to rebuild their lives.”


Status: Gert’s owns a home less than half a mile from the organic snack shop she opened just three months before the storm. Sandy took them both. She’s currently struggling through red tape to rebuild a residence atop the flood-damaged storm property and get her business back up and running. “I have completed countless applications and submitted many reams of paperwork to no avail,” she reports.

Posted on September 25th, 2014 12:41

Photos/Audio by Robb Paniconi

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