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Houston Red Cross Volunteers Head To N.J. To Help Storm Victims

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Mark Biscone (Credit: Provided)

Mark Biscone (Credit: Provided)

Houston Red Cross volunteer Mark Biscone arrived in New Brunswick, N.J. on Tuesday.

He is one of several volunteers from the Bayou City helping Super Storm Sandy victims. Now they’re in the middle of a new storm, making their task a bit tougher.

“The ultimate goal is now to get them in sustainable situation where they have a shelter and they have the needed items to live in that house whether it be appliances or furniture,” Biscone said.

But he adds so many homes were destroyed by Sandy, it’s hard to find adequate housing.

“Also the rent’s gone up significantly so that makes it unsustainable,” he explained. Some folks have been displaced as aid has run out and they’ve been told to vacate their hotels. “So there are situations where there is an immediate need for shelter,” Biscone added.

Despite the new winter blast, the recover from Hurricane Sandy continues.

It’s a first-time experience Biscone calls personally rewarding.

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