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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A parade of well wishers and a massive round of applause were waiting for Maria Clark, 95, on Saturday when she returned to her Lindenhurst home six months after being forced out by Superstorm Sandy.
Clarke’s home was destroyed by the storm; she told CBS 2’s Steve Langford that she thought she would never return.
“I couldn’t believe it, I thought I was dreaming,” she said.
An army of volunteers pitched in to help rebuild the home, that Clarke had lived in since the Eisenhower administration, after it was ravaged by the storm.
Her son Eddie, who grew up in the house, struggled to find the right words to thank the strangers who helped rebuild his mother’s home in a matter of weeks.
“It’s overwhelming, it really is. These people have done so much, words can’t describe,” he said.
Volunteers and organizers…
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