Sandy Victims Get Homes Thanks to 12-12-12 Concert Proceeds

April 02, 2013 at 10:29 am

On 12-12-12, a constellation of musical stars drummed up millions of dollars to benefit Sandy victims like 65-year-old Mary Brooks. She lost everything in her Monmouth Beach apartment.

“And we sat there and cried and hugged and cried,” Brooks said. “It was very depressing at first. It was really depressing.”

Not anymore. On 3-30-13, Mary moved into a brand-new rental — a modular home mostly paid for by the Robin Hood Foundation — the non-profit distributing the 12-12-12 concert cash.

“It’s beautiful — after going from motel to motel,” Brooks said.

“The Robin Hood Foundation was a God-send,” said Donna Blaze who heads the non-profit Affordable Housing Alliance. She bought 17 modular units with the Robin Hood Foundation grant. Nine are up already — and all will be rented to Sandy refugees.

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