MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's been nearly a year since Superstorm Sandy walloped the Connecticut shoreline. Since then help has poured in from both the state and federal governments.
Now faith-based groups are stepping forward to bolster the recovery efforts.
"They have come from all over the United States to come here to little Milford, Connecticut, to help us," said Bill Richards, Milford Recovery Coordinator, City of Milford.
A workshop put on by Church World Service is bringing its emergency relief specialists here to teach local faith-based groups how organize ongoing relief efforts.
Sandy slammed into the shoreline in October 2012. FEMA is very visible in the Connecticut communities hit the hardest, including Fairfield, Bridgeport, East Haven and Milford.
However, FEMA is onto the next disaster, so folks are learning how to fill the gap and help storm victims navigate the recovery system.
"And so the community resources along with the faith-based partners come together, ok we are still here with you, we are going to be here with you until the end," said Sandra Kennedy-Owes, Church World Service.
A lot of Sandy families are still living in Limbo. Perhaps they are now required to raise their homes, but they can't afford the up to $100,000 cost, so they are still paying the mortgage on the damaged property as well as rent to live somewhere else.
"We're doing applications for grants," Richards said, "it's very tedious and time consuming."
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