Katie MoriartyFeb 28, 2016, 8:50 pmFeb 29, 2016, 12:20 am

Veteran and his wife come home to newly renovated house after it was ravaged by Sandy

The Rocky Point couple says volunteers who helped them rebuild are like family to them

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Habitat for Humanity unveils a newly renovated home to a U.S. army veteran and his wife after Hurricane Sandy left their cherished home in ruins.

Before volunteers got together to hammer out the newly renovated home, the roof of the Sullivan family's home was completely destroyed and the home needed to be gutted.

The family shares their thanks to the 200 plus volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and local veterans.

"Habitat calls us the home partners, but they are our family…and we're theirs,” the Sulivans said.
Husband, Tommy Sullivan, says he owes a lot to the veterans who came to his aid.

"When you volunteer for your country, you're pretty much a vet. the vets are brothers, all of your fellow vets for life. When they heard that we had problems, they're the people who got us hooked up with habitat," Tommy Sullivan said.

The couple says that along with moving back into their new home, they plan to volunteer on future projects to pay it forward.

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