More than two years after Tropical Storm Irene and the remnants of Lee and hundreds still need help rebuilding. On Wednesday, one Grafton family is receiving much needed help from local volunteer organizations. YNN's Megan Cruz has the story.
GRAFTON, N.Y. -- It has been more than two years since Tropical Storms Irene and Lee swept through the area. However, the effects of those storms are still being felt by many.
One homeowner in Grafton is still recovering, but on Wednesday she is receiving some much needed help from local volunteers.
Catholic Charities, Home Depot, and the Capital Region Homebuilders and Remodelers Association are helping Sue Swart repair her house. Volunteers are repairing the rood and siding that was damaged in the storm. The volunteers are also doing some interior work.
Swart said she is extremely grateful for the help she is receiving.
"Thank God for Sister Betsy and Catholic Charities for doing this because I definitely couldn't get through another winter with this roof like this and the foundation, the floors caving in because the foundation has been wiped out," said Swart.
"When she called she said, yes I still need help. So we've been working with her, trying to figure out how to put resources together, we helped her with a tarp early on and continue to recognize that she needed help," said Sister Betsy Van Deusen, Catholic Charities member.
Part of the cost is covered by a grant from the Home Depot Community Foundation.