The first and second floor of 37-year-old Colleen Deparsia's New Dorp beach home were washed out by Superstorm Sandy. Deparsia goes across the street every day to the Cedar Grove Community Hub to use a computer.
Foster Mom Sheba Anderson said the gift was already wrapped when she got it the Thursday before Christmas during a toy giveaway hosted by the private non-profit foster care agency contracted by the Administration for Children's Services.
The auditorium had to be sealed off, and parts of the stage where the mold was found had to be removed, according to an environmental study that was conducted Wednesday. Asbestos in a crawl-space also needs to be removed.