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He was living of that heat without power without water for nearly three weeks after hurricane said he would not move after sandy destroyed his home.
Ninety feet five year old people who -- -- was left -- next to nothing in the storm's way.
That's what a few good neighbors and more than fifty volunteers heard about this story because the -- was coming down on him.
Because the remnants of his interior of his house was outside on his front long.
They came -- -- rescue.
And they built up his home from the bottom up.
And look at who the group that got together and look at the inside that house he -- -- their heartfelt story is homeowner -- put -- -- himself.
The one of those volunteers who put it all together might -- welcome to both Ian.
Thank you sorry this storm that destroyed your house but you I was stunned to find out the town was meant that you because of -- The garbage outside.
Yeah him home.
-- go out and was outside in the -- may yeah.
As says that -- gonna bring it -- right.
And that's -- picked it up he gave us a loan guarantees of pay bonuses.
Really picked up the garbage of throughput and -- out you've got to pay him playing -- yourself.
Which I -- was pretty.
In -- wait until everybody got most of them put out because.
Unit -- unit just put everything out.
-- you went all mussina couldn't -- and -- Mike pretty track experts on top of that you wife as a -- attack.
A day after the storm and you're trying to you're not okay you know Don that reporters before the -- already announced right so Mike you hear about this story.
They -- -- citation is offered his his car in front of his house and what do you do what.
Well what happened was the night before Thanksgiving I was watching -- local fox channel in New York channel five in they had reported about.
Pete being given them a warning for violation and I was like.
We understand this it's the night before Thanksgiving.
This man is 95 years old he's sitting in my house without heat without.
The -- -- without any thing and they're worried about the garbage.
And -- through fox and New York.
I was able to contact his neighbors Larry Parker and Patricia Seaman who had already come to -- rescue they're already started a FaceBook page and gotten the ball going.
-- -- -- -- We did this like that television show where they used to do -- quickly we had to get thirty or forty trades in the house get everything done we did in the week.
And then Larry and had jumped -- put new furniture Christmas tree everything in my house.
And it's a beautiful home for the holidays.
There is no -- dictionary to explore and it.
Yet just thank you isn't -- well.
But I look at these people have been done for me and hugged his gentlemen fixed in my -- the -- than -- and everything else and.
Mike you do this for a living but there's something special about what you just did -- as this whole thing makes you feel.
It's probably as rewarding for me as it is for -- you know everybody on Long Island wants to help.
-- I happen to be lucky enough that I'm in the business.
That I can get things done.
With my own hands and with people assisting me -- things around me so.
But well I'm just blessed to be able to do this and I'm so happy to met -- He's been teaching me every every day I CME teaches me something no that's fantastic and how is your wife doing.
She's doing all right season and reality -- mutation are.
And then open a couple of they should become -- home.
But she's really going to be some probably going to -- -- -- and see better than ever.
There a place that's fantastic and what a great serve like you know the me not to -- new furniture and Gooden sent.
Twenty inches wanna consume awful lot of them has been your home -- -- twenty he doesn't realize.
How much damage it could do.
And regardless you war movement and now you have a beautiful place to live -- -- -- you -- thank you it's great thing you did might -- People -- -- thanks so much we'll -- W and good luck is as US comes home run Aaron thanks his.
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