MT. LAUREL, N.J. – March 12, 2013 – Associa Cares, the philanthropic arm of Associa, assisted more than 50 families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy from November through January, with efforts ongoing.
The superstorm, with damages of more than $71 billion, left an estimated 380,000 homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic coast without electricity and with significant wind and water damage.
Associa Cares provides timely and prompt response to individuals in need, regardless if they live in an Associa-managed community. Before the storm made landfall, Associa Cares began working behind the scenes, pre-approving $250,000 to assist families affected by the devastation.
“While no amount of money can make up for emotional damage caused by this superstorm, we hope we aided the individuals and families, and their lives can return to normalcy as quickly as possible,” said Joey Carona, president of Associa Cares.
Associa’s MAMCO Property Management in Mount Laurel, N.J. provided assistance to more than 30 individuals and families through Associa Cares.
Three families in Ocean City, N.J. lost all of their belongings, while a man less than a half hour away in nearby Sea Isle City was left with five feet of sand inside his home after the storm subsided. A Sea Isle entrepreneur also lost her ice cream shop.
Near Long Beach Island, three families’ homes were damaged. A family will be displaced for at least three months, while water damaged another home, and another woman’s entire home was destroyed.
In the Brick area of New Jersey, a family of six lost their home due to rising flood waters.
In Mystic Island, a woman found her home two streets over. Another woman evacuated her home with only the clothes on her back. Another family lost everything.
In Seaside Heights, two families lost their homes.
In Atlantic City, four homeowners lost their homes, or were left with an uninhabitable residence.
In Ventnor City, FEMA declared a woman’s home uninhabitable.
In Bucks County, Pa., a family home was destroyed when four trees fell and crushed the residence.
In Rockaway, N.Y., two families lost their homes, including a woman and three children whose apartment flooded, as well as a couple who also lost their home.
MAMCO Property Management provides New Jersey association management and developer services to the Central and Southern New Jersey regions. Since 1974, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. To learn more visit www.mamcomgmt.com or find them on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/mamcomgmt.
Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations provided at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies. If you know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to www.associacares.com to submit a request.
Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.
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