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Franklin County Homemaker Sending Homes For Sandy Victims

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A local company is making a difference by giving victims of Hurricane Sandy a home for the holidays.

It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, made with love.

"This is probably one of the proudest moments of I've had in my professional career," Michael Feinman of Factory Expo Homes says.

The house is going to an elderly couple from Staten Island tomorrow.

Hurricane Sandy ripped everything they had from them.

Their names weren't released, but we know the husband had to hold on to his screen door for 13 hours until he could be rescued.

Factory Expo Homes in Rocky Mount is working with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to send 15 to 25 of these turnkey homes to families devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

"They are in turmoil," says Catherine Christman with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. "We are trying to take them out of a world of chaos and help them think through all of their needs, hoping to provide them in time for Christmas."

Since there aren't a lot of areas these homes can be placed in Staten Island, the families are moving to available space in New Milford, Conn.

Now some families will have the keys to their brand new home just in time for the holidays.