Sandy victims - assistance is ongoing


Sandy victims need to file proof of loss by October 26 at noon for all claims for damage from the storm.

A proof of loss – the policyholder’s valuation of claimed damage – is a sworn statement made by the policyholder that substantiates the insurance claim and is required to be submitted to the National Flood Insurance Program or the insurance provider.

Michelle Mittleman, a Freeporter and Sandy victim who is spearheading the Sandy victims fighting FEMA facebook group, told The Leader that a pro bono workshop of filing proper and timely proof of loss forms will take place this Saturday, September 28, from 9-11 a.m. at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 228 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. The workshop will be led by Dave Charles, a longtime public adjustor.

Also on September 28 is the nationwide Stop FEMA Now rally taking place from 12-2 p.m. at two separate locations for Long island residents – either in Broad Channel, Queens at the American Legion Hall, Cross Bay Boulevard or Babylon Town Hall in Babylon.

On a lighter note, there will be a fund-raiser with wine and cheese and live music to assist Sandy Victims fighting FEMA. That event will take place on Friday October 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Tickets are $15. All are welcome.

Lastly there will be a one-year anniversary rally on October 19 at 2 p.m. The location has not yet been determined. Read The Leader for updates.

– Laura Schofer