Family receives financial assistance in wake of tragic storm

NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 7, 2012) – and partnered with actor and comedian Steve Harvey and The Steve Harvey Show for a special episode dedicated to helping the Correa family from Staten Island who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The tragic storm struck the east coast in late October, leaving 7.5 million families throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut without power and thousands without a place to call home. The Correa family was hit especially hard, losing their home which landed in a marsh 500 feet away from its original location, destroying all their belongings. To help the Correa family, and committed to cover the cost of rent for the family’s new rental home over the next 12 months, surprising them with the donation during The Steve Harvey Show episode which aired on December 6.

No stranger to tough situations, Pedro Correa, an Iraq War veteran, and his wife Jessica returned to their home after the storm to find next to nothing. Dozens of family photos were ruined, their wedding video was waterlogged, and their two children’s baby books were destroyed. The family has since moved to a rental home in upper Staten Island.

“We help people find homes,” said Terry Slattery, president of and “The Correas are an unbelievably deserving family. When we learned about them and their loss, and wanted to step in and help any way we could as they rebuild their lives. There are a lot of special families that deserve our help. This contribution was to show that America has not forgotten about the people who are still struggling.”

To view this special episode of The Steve Harvey Show, please visit:

For more information on how you can make a difference for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, check out this video from our president:

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