Rebuilding Together received a $2.25 million grant from the American Red Cross to rebuild nearly 90 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the organization announced.

The grant allows Rebuilding Together to provide free critical home repairs in the affected areas.

“Senior citizens and low-income homeowners are among the most vulnerable in times of disaster and we are honored to be a partner with the Red Cross to help nearly 90 families get back on their feet,” said John Fiegel, interim president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. 

As of July, Rebuilding Together affiliates in New York City, Long Island, Bergen County, Jersey City and Essex County have already completed more than 200 projects, helping more than 375 families or individuals.