NORWALK, Conn. -- The United Way has awarded $35,000 in grants to residents of Norwalk's North Walke Housing Corporation to help cover unmet recovery needs from Superstorm Sandy, the town announced in a release on Friday.
The funds will be used to "assist households with critical home repairs and associated mitigation," according to the release. It will also assist in appliance and furniture replacement, as well as tree trimming and removal.
Each household will be given a maximum grant of $5,000 each.
"This grant is in keeping with the generous work of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County in its continuing efforts to assist Norwalk families affected by Sandy's devastation," Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia said in the release. "I am grateful for the ongoing support of the United Way of Fairfield County and the many local businesses and residents who have so kindly contributed."
The grant, which is one program in a part of the Greater Norwalk Long Term Recovery Committee, was also lauded by Norwalk Redevelopment Commission Chairman Felix Serrano.
"This grant represents a superb ongoing partnership between the professional staff at the Redevelopment Agency and the philanthropic work undertaken by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County," he said in the statement. "This alliance means that families who are still in need following Superstorm Sandy will be offered meaningful assistance in repairing their homes and their lives."
North Walke residents seeking grant assistance should call (203) 854-7274, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 125 East Ave., Room 202.