The Fuller’s kitchen before and after SALT’s assistance
SALT continues to help people of all ages recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee; however, a significant number of these people are senior citizens.
Auserehl expressed great gratitude toward SALT; “This valley simply could not do it without SALT. This porch you are standing in right now would not be here without them, and neither would any of these people.”
Another senior family who received assistance from SALT is the Fullers. A mere few weeks before Hurricane Irene devastated their small town in Blenheim, New York, Joseph and Barbara Fuller had finally completed remodeling their home. Joe, a former Marine and retired truck driver, had spent years going room by room as time and money permitted to turn the house into their dream home. After the flood water destroyed their entire first floor and all the years of hard work, the Fullers were sure they would never be able to return home. Thankfully people like Robin Alley helped them believe they could. Donations started to come in and with the assistance of SALT and many other agencies the Fullers will finally able to move home. “We would never have been able to go home without SALT, ” Barbara stated.
The ongoing effort to help each and every person to complete recovery continues. Both Sara Auserehl and Joan Gallagher still have needs to be met, just like many others in the community. Though these people are of all ages and come from different backgrounds, they are still all part of the same community we call home. Any support you can give to help SALT assist those affected by the flood is another step closer to full community recovery!
Written by Sarah Roberts