Adopt A House (Lindenhurst, NY)


  • Name:Michele Insinga
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Adopt A House
  • Address:PO BOX 971
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:631 957-0930

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  • Mission:
  • Adopt A House, founded just days after our area was devastated by SuperStorm Sandy by Jennifer Mackie Aulino, Victoria Witchey Boye & Christina Galante, assisted now by Michele Insinga,

    The mission of Adopt a House is to aid and support recovery for Long Island’s South Shore communities by preparing and administering a comprehensive disaster support and long term recovery program to individuals, families and the community as well as contribute assistance to individuals in unfortunate emergency circumstances to improve the quality of life for all residents.

    We achieve this mission through multiple avenues including education, community outreach, programs for financial and goods provision, community service, and acting as an individual to third party liaison, in order to maximize resources and streamline and improve the ability to access to housing, human services and economic development initiatives.

  • Overview:
    (continuous) disaster support & recovery of the south shore
    education/awareness- continuing education and awareness
    in the form of workshops, changing information, via newsletters, meetings, social media and various forms of communication

    community - aid to the residents of said communities in the form of financial relief and goods & services to help facilitate complete recovery and various other needs.

    community representation - serving as representation between communities, its residents and local services not limited to local & state gov't but businesses as well to make for complete recovery, safer, cleaner and more thriving communities once again.

    restore & revitalize - to help restore green spaces both to residents as well as some public/common spaces. LI is known for open space, manicured lawns, greenery, parks. help to restore curb appeal, lost trees, vegetation

    Education- Providing continuing education and awareness
    in the form of workshops, educational series, and updated valuable information relevant to the residents we assist via newsletters, meetings, social media and various forms of communication.

    2. Community - To administer aid to the residents of our communities in the form of financial relief, goods and services to help facilitate complete recovery and the changing needs during the recovery process
    3. Community Representation - Serving as representation between communities and its' residents to access local services not limited to local & state government, third party agencies, service providers and organizations as well as businesses to enable a complete recovery and a rebuild safer, cleaner and more thriving communities once again.

    4. Restore & Revitalize - To create and restore green spaces both to residents as well as community public and common spaces. A vital element of Long Island's quality of life is it's open spaces, manicured lawns, greenery and parks, we aim to rebuild and restore curb appeal, lost trees, vegetation and return and rehabilitate the communities to their previous natural environments

  • History:
  • A weekend donation and delivery event was held the weekend after the storm. Our volunteers were able to knock on nearly every door of the affected areas and attain information and wish lists that were fulfilled the same day.
    • Financial and logistical assistance has been provided on an ongoing basis to affected residents through our hub on facebook and website.
    • Hosted the first mold remediation workshop for residents and a second that drew over 275 attendees and continued to
    • Facilitated a pajama donation program.
    • Sent fifteen registered families to attend the Rachael Ray Show, where they received $10,000 in donations and gifts.
    • Operation Decoration Donation was held shortly before Christmas, during which we gave away more than 175 donated Christmas trees, thousands of holiday decorations, and Santa gave hundreds of toys to visiting children.
    • Adopt A House was also able to provide many homes with children's toys and gifts for the holidays
    • Created Lindy Manpower, still active today in gutting and sheet rock insulation of flooded homes
    • Got Members a full year free to Angies List.
    • In January 2013 we began on-going distribution of cash grants to some of the registered homes.
    • Quilt Donations to families from over the country and as far as France.
    • Concrobium mold giveaway over 100 bottles to families in need
    • Panel Discussion on House lifting
    • Helped Host Super Storm Sandy Benefit Concert – Local Rockin Oldies Bands
    • Roofing, Siding, and Mold Workshop
    • Active and invited to sit on the panel of CRP committee thru the State of NY for Lindenhurst village in ways to spend monies intended to rebuild community after Super storm Sandy
    • Hosted one yr anniversary in village square attended by over 300 people
    • Filing Supplementary Insurance Claims Workshop with Touro Law School
    • Co-hosted with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Q & A with Jon Kaiman of NYR
    • Co-hosted with Sandy Support Massapequa Style, Suffolk & Nassau’s STOP FEMA NOW rally. Worked with NY’s Senators, Schumer & Gillibrand, and Rep Maxine Waters, herself who gave us a statement AGAINST the laws implementations later picked up by all major news media. This helped to result in the roll back of Biggert-Waters 2012
    • Adopt A House Donation Program on for participating homeowners raised $13,000.
    • Granted out $10,000 to families in cash & gift cards
    • Ikea furniture gift card giveaway valued at $3500 followed by a holiday party for 250 people.
    • Continuing Kitchen appliance program. FULL Kitchen appliances donated to 18 low to moderate income families.
    • Hosted Stars of Hope for Lindenhurst Village.
    • Recent winner of the Ikea Life Challenge of $10,000 being used to gift 17 children of Sandy families all new bedroom furniture.
    • Facilitating continuous “mini grant” program valued right now at over $45,000 to help cover costs of truly unmet needs of still struggling Families trying to recover & rebuild.
    • CO-hosted with Sandy Support Massapequa Style to give away over 500 trees & bushes to help replace those lost in the storm to recovering families. Valued over $2000
    • Providing once again a workshop on house lifting, this time with Zucaro House lifters and arranged for special offers for AAH members only as well as $500 rebate gift card
    • Continuing to work with heads of NYR to get latest information to applicants as well as trouble shooting individual cases, recently successful in getting IMA for 38 families.
    • Works continuously with our elected official, local, state & federal on issues of recovery & rebuild affecting our families.
    Continues to work with Media to bring forth various stories of our families and their struggles in rebuilding, communities infrastructures issues and continuous flooding problems since Super Storm Sandy.

  • Year established:2012
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:5


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:46-1485424

Other Organization Web

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:461485424
  • Organization Name:ADOPT A HOUSE INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 971
  • Organization City:LINDENHURST
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:11757-0941
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2013
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:October, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:October
  • NTEE Code:M20
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$1,066
  • Income Code:1 ($1 - $9,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,066
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:12:00 pm

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