Tornado Recovery-Joel Miranda

Joel Mrianda's home was severely damaged in a freak tornado that struck Revere, MA on Monday, July 28th.   His story was reported on local radio and news (below).  Please help Joel and his family recover from this tragedy!  No amount is too small.  

Joel Miranda said his house is also uninhabitable.

“Technically, we’re not even allowed to go in, and we have all of our valuables there, all of our clothes,” Miranda said. “We bought the house six years ago. We put everything into it, literally. At the moment, we’re hovering around the house during the day to make sure no one gets in, gets through, but we gotta leave it at night. Luckily, we have neighbors who sometimes look out the window.”

“His roof is in my yard,” Miranda’s neighbor interjected.

“The storm peeled off the roof like a banana,” Miranda said.

He’s staying with in-laws in Brockton, at least an hour’s drive away. He has been told he may not be able to get into his house for another four to six months. It is a two-family, and his brother and his best friend are his tenants. His insurance does not cover their relocation costs.

“Our insurance company has not been as responsive as we would have liked, and they’re actually not coming out until the end of the week,” Miranda said.
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