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Connecticut Lends A Hand To Superstorm Sandy Victims

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File photo of some of the damage left by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of some of the damage left by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Six months after Superstorm Sandy nearly killed him and his family, Guillermo Hernandez is counting his blessings. The transplant to rural Connecticut from New York City misses the activity of the city he left behind but is grateful for the new start in his new home.

Hernandez and his wife and two children are among 14 New York families displaced by the storm who were provided temporary housing at a makeshift mobile home park set up by former New Yorkers at Faith Church in New Milford.

The project helped the families recover and many are hoping to buy the homes.

Organizers are looking into financial assistance.

Hernandez is preparing to start a job at a local hospital doing maintenance and translation work and hopes to buy the home.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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