From FOX News New York: An elderly couple on Long Island whose home was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy is getting some much needed help cleaning up.
Peter Picucci, who earlier in the week was having trouble keeping warm in his Amityville home, is receiving assistance from his community.
Carpenters, electricians, neighbors, and total strangers are all helping to clean up an elderly couple’s flood-ravaged home after seeing their story on Fox 5 News.
Fox 5 News first introduced you to the 95-year-old Picucci two days ago; he and a few neighbors were struggling to clean out his home after Sandy.
The town had just sent Picucci a notice saying residents like him would now have to pay for garbage pickup themselves.
Now there is a game plan! Mr. Picucci’s home is buzzing with volunteers!
“I feel wonderful,” said an emotional Picucci. “There are good people in this world.”
And a general contractor has offers to rebuild Picucci’s a home for free.
“To think that in Long Island there is a 95-year-old man was sitting in his home weeks after the storm with no heat was unconscionable,” said Michael Dubb of the Beechwood Organization.
The volunteer workforce has grown. Larry Parker was able to recruit dozens of other people to pitch in.
“It makes you feel good to help and that’s what we need to do for each other,” said Parker.
One couple that never met Picicci drove from Islip to get their hands dirty.