Margert Community Corp

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 325 Beach 37th Street Far Rockaway NY 11691 USA

Mission: Margert Community Corporation was founded in 1980 by the R.C. parishes of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, in Far Rockaway, and St. Gertrude's, in Edgemere.The purpose of the corporation is to enable these parishes to serve their communities in the areas of housing, senior citizens, and youth concerns.The focus of our work is to assist poor and lower income individuals and families, and in this way to bring good news, in a practical manner, to the poor.We are currently involved in study and plans that hope to see new, decent and affordable housing built in our communities.Faithful to our mission, we seek housing that will indeed be good news for both homeowners and tenants, and a sign of hope for others.In our plans, we want to be faithful in serving lower-income persons by offering decent and affordable housing in an environment that provides the dignity and services that enable them to improve their lives and the lives of their children and families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Many of my friends - and friends of friends - living in New York City and Long Island, especially in Howard Beach and the Rockaways, experienced dreadful personal loss and destruction to their homes due to the severity and magnitude of Superstorm Sandy.

The nature and scope of this natural disaster made it very difficult for even the best, experienced and legendary 'first responders' of NYC to meet the unique rescue and recovery needs of those most adversely affected in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

However, Margert Community Corporation, the community-based housing agency serving southeast Queens (as well as the 5 Boros & Long Island), regained operational capacity almost immediately and has been responding to and directly assisting those households least able to help themselves ever since.

Through personal experience, second-hand sources, and anecdotal evidence, I've learned that their capacity and commitment to assisting the most vulnerable households in these Sandy-afflicted neighborhoods has been nothing less than extraordinary.

New York City is certainly blessed to have such a remarkable network of strong, community-based nonprofits serving the housing needs of all its residents, and never has it been more clearly demonstrated than by the successful interventions of Margert Community Corporation.

Keep up the good work!

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Help to build their capacity to better serve the endless needs of vulnerable residents.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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