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Storm victim stumbles upon AG's press conference, vents frustration

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The water in Long Beach, N.Y., was contaminated after Superstorm Sandy. The water in Long Beach, N.Y., was contaminated after Superstorm Sandy.
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It is hard to believe rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy is still going on. And it is even harder to believe some damaged homes remain untouched since the storm.

Relief money clearly has not reached everyone who needs it. Some of the families who once lived here in Long Beach, New York, are still homeless.

The frustration boiled over on Thursday for a married mother of two who has hit dead ends everywhere she has turned for help.

Anna Ervolina was walking to the home she once shared with her family to collect the mail. She ran into a press conference on sandy charities given by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. She told him how her family continues to pay mortgage, insurance, and taxes on a home they still cannot live in, and that she can't get the help she needs. He listened to her complaints and reassured her he would help.

He said that not enough of the money raised by Sandy charities has been distributed to those who need it. He said his office has reached agreements with several charities to release their funds.

He said the largest charity, the American Red Cross, will release $6 million, a small portion of the $23 million it raised from the star-studded benefit concert, "Coming Together," and an even smaller percentage of the $308 million it received in donations overall.

The Red Cross said 90 percent of that has been spent, but somehow none of it has reached Ervolina.

The Red Cross also agreed to modify the language it uses on its website in a way intended to give donors more information about whether their gifts will be used to assist victims of a particular catastrophe, or for Red Cross operations in general, the AP reported.

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