Please Help Eric Save & Rebuild His Home

$7,054 of $125k goal

Raised by 87 people in 42 months
HelpEric Katz   TOMS RIVER, NJ

Eric Katz, a 30-year-old paraplegic, Toms River, NJ resident, University of Arizona Alum, whose profession is to build and create artificial limbs for amputees, lost his home and everything he owned.  On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy entered his home, uninvited. She took it from him 2-weeks after a 4-year self-renovation, which enabled him to live a life of independence.  With FEMA's newly proposed Flood Zone Maps, people with disabilities were not accounted for (ie. wheelchair ramps and accessibility). Since none of the damages were covered by insurance, Eric will be unable to afford the cost to rebuild and raise his home to the new elevations required.  Eric has dedicated his life to helping others and now it is our time to help him.  The donations made to this page will go directly to Eric.  If you would like to connect with him, please feel free send him a message via Facebook @HelpEric Katz or @ericbkatz.  Thank you and please share this page!

See Eric on the FRONT PAGE of THE STAR LEDGER:


Click the link below to see News12's interview with Eric and his home:

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/eric-katz-a-disabled-toms-river-man-rebuilds-after-sandy-1.4690401


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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151277837265863&set=o.6096033309&type=2&theater

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Update 8
35 months ago
Thank you ALL for your help and support. My house is finally underway and I should hopefully be moving home in a couple months!!
Thank you ALL!Moving along and home soon
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Update 7
41 months ago
SEE ERIC AND HIS STORY IN TODAY'S TOMS RIVER PATCH!!!!!!!
http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/sandy-rebuild#video-13837159
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Update 6
41 months ago
You can read more about Eric's story - FRONT PAGE OF TODAY'S STAR LEDGER!

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/sandy_katz_toms_river.html
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Update 5
41 months ago
The first load of Eric's trashed belongings. Early November 2012.
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Rahul Patel
42 months ago

Hey Eric,you are a role model for inspiration to millions of people around the world...reading about your inspiration and dedication is beyond the true traits of humanity...so let's go together and help !

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Casey Antonucci
42 months ago

Unfortunately I can only make a very small monetary donation...but I am more than willing to donate as much of my time as possible. Please reach out to me.

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Solomon Lewitinn
42 months ago

DONT JUST SIT THERE PLEASE HELP DIG IN AS DEEP AS YOU CAN ...LETS ALL GET THE MOMENTOM GOING ...ITS REALLY FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL MAKING A DIFFRENCE TO OTHERS IN NEED.. NOW HE NEEDS OUR HELP....SO LETS ROLLLLLL....

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Jean Goldberg
42 months ago

This beautiful young man needs our help.

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Lucy Segal
42 months ago

Eric, you are an inspiration! It is an honor to donate and help you make your way back. I have no doubt that you will do it. You are loved and admired my many! Keep it going!

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$7,054 of $125k goal

Raised by 87 people in 42 months
Created February 26, 2013
MK
$100
Marina Katz
22 months ago

Hey! It's Marina Katz. I feel your pain and would love to help !

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RS
$100
Rhonda & David Sherman
39 months ago
AD
$300
Aron Dercher
39 months ago
BL
$50
Bobby & Liron
40 months ago
SK
$100
Seth Katz
40 months ago
VS
$50
Vern & Harry Schwartz
40 months ago
BL
$250
Becky Lussier
40 months ago

Can't wait to see you make your place your home again!

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NJ
$50
Natacha Joseph
40 months ago

Great work on the house thus far! It will be *divine* once the project reaches completion. All the best Eric Katz. May The Lord Bles sand keep you always! -Tish

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SS
$50
Sam safdieh
40 months ago
WK
$50
Wendy and Steve Kotula
41 months ago

You inspire us!! Good Luck

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Rahul Patel
42 months ago

Hey Eric,you are a role model for inspiration to millions of people around the world...reading about your inspiration and dedication is beyond the true traits of humanity...so let's go together and help !

+ Read More
Casey Antonucci
42 months ago

Unfortunately I can only make a very small monetary donation...but I am more than willing to donate as much of my time as possible. Please reach out to me.

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Solomon Lewitinn
42 months ago

DONT JUST SIT THERE PLEASE HELP DIG IN AS DEEP AS YOU CAN ...LETS ALL GET THE MOMENTOM GOING ...ITS REALLY FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL MAKING A DIFFRENCE TO OTHERS IN NEED.. NOW HE NEEDS OUR HELP....SO LETS ROLLLLLL....

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Jean Goldberg
42 months ago

This beautiful young man needs our help.

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Lucy Segal
42 months ago

Eric, you are an inspiration! It is an honor to donate and help you make your way back. I have no doubt that you will do it. You are loved and admired my many! Keep it going!

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