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The colleagues & friends of Kevin Fredericks are uniting to help them rebuild their home after hurricane Sandy.

When tragedy strikes people always ask, "What can I do to help?"  Kevin along with his wife Christine, twin boys Jake and Max (age 6), son Luke (age 2) and his Mother lost their home in Union Beach, NJ during the recent hurricane.  We have set up this website for friends & colleagues to help out a family in a time of need.

I have spoken wth Kevin and although he is forever the optimist, he is facing the stark reality of the long road ahead.  During the next several months the Fredericks family will need to rebuild their house and buy all of the things we take for granted in our everyday lives from towels and cookware to the simple but meaningful toys and books for their young children.

An update from Kevin:

"We have been living in Union Beach since 2002. In May of 2009 we finished construction of the house that has been damaged after knocking down our old home. From the Hurricane the house was knocked off the foundation by about 7 other houses from the street behind us (Brook Ave) that was closer to the bay. The house was built above all FEMA guidelines and just couldn't withstand the pressure of the 12 foot water swell and the houses pushing against it. The house was recently was fully condemned and cannot be repaired. There are rumors that the town/FEMA may not let us rebuild on the lot and we will have to find an alternative location to buy a new home. My family is safe and secure and able to stay at my in-laws house indefinitely. I have received a tremendous amount of love, caring and support and cannot say thank you enough. My heart reaches out to my neighbors whom have lost their houses and possessions. I was able to get some things out of the house that were in the attic and over 4 feet high. It will be a long process, but with the support and caring that we have received from all it will be much easier."

They are all in good spirits and feel very blessed by the outpouring of support they have received. 

Thank you for any donation to this fund on Kevin's behalf and may you and your families enjoy a happy & healthy holiday season.

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