Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 6:05 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 6:04 PM EST
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Milford Church is joining forces with a non-profit to provide housing for people left homeless by Superstorm Sandy.
Memories of Sandy are still fresh for those who lost everything.
"The water just came so fast that you didn't have time to prepare or think," Allison D'Amico of Staten Island said.
Since the storm hit, many people from Staten Island have wondered where they will lay their heads each night.
"Couch surfing, with our families, staying with family in Westport for the most part, um, and looking for apartments which hasn't been easy, and praying," Meaghan Wentland of Breezy Point, NY said.
On Thursday, eleven families learned they will have a roof over their heads thanks to the folks at Faith Church in New Milford and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Twenty mobile homes are being placed on a lot next to the Church. The homes are being donated by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
"I think it's amazing. It's a godsend," Wentland said.
Construction on the site began last week. The families will be able to live in the homes, free of charge, for up to one year.
Each of the homes are designed to hold between two to four people. In total, organizers expect about sixty people to be moving in. Their goal is to have each of these homes completely stocked by move-in day.
"We wanna give them a turn key home, first and foremost. That means we want them to have all the furniture they need. Forks, knives, spoons, cups, linens. Everything that a home would need," Pastor Frank Santora said.
For those who lost everything, they say this is the best holiday present they could receive.
"I cannot believe how beautiful they are inside and outside and the community is pouring out their love for us. And I really appreciate it. I really do," Denise Kuper of Staten Island said.