The New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) are collaborating to host a workshop this Saturday aimed to help victims of Hurricane Sandy who have taken a financial hit with planning their personal finances.
The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held 1 p.m. inSt. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall, 83-09 157 Ave. in Howard Beach.
The FPA staff will be on hand to help affected residents with FEMA, insurance companies, budgeting and other financial issues.
To be eligible for FPA services, a person must be using a home that has been significantly impaired by the storm, or be a business owner whose place of business has been significantly impaired. Those who have a family member who died or was injured in the storm, lost work as a direct result of the storm, suffered a direct or indirect financial loss or incurred medical or other significant expense are also eligible for the services.
The FPA will also provide opportunities for one-on-one advice for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.