National Disaster Recovery Organization and Award-Winning Home Elevation Firm Join Forces To Bring Hope And Restoration To Hurricane Impacted Homeowners in Jacksonville and St. Augustine

Toms River, NJ, April 4, 2018 — National nonprofit organization Compass 82, which specializes in fast-tracking disaster recovery, is teaming up with leading structural moving and elevation company Ducky Johnson Home Elevations (DJHE) to host three disaster recovery and flood mitigation – elevation educational workshops for hurricane impacted Floridian homeowners in an effort to expedite the sustainable rebuilding and restoration of ravaged communities.

Each workshop will shed light on post-disaster mental and emotional distress and provide critical tips, strategies, protocols, and guidelines for rebuilding and restoring homes, including applying for state and federal grants and how to elevate concrete block homes.

“April 10 will be 7 months since Hurricane Irma devastated communities of Florida,” said Compass 82 Founder and Executive Director, Susan Marticek. “This process is lengthy and burdensome for the affected homeowners and everyone within these devastated communities. By sharing what we’ve learned through our experiences with Hurricane Harvey and Superstorm Sandy, we can provide the expert guidance and support that brings some level of clarity and relief to these individuals, enabling them to better understand and execute the fine details for rebuilding their homes and getting their lives back.”

Danny [last name] of DJHE added, “There are so many moving parts to manage after a home has been damaged or completely destroyed; it’s overwhelming for anyone. Through our partnership with Compass 82, our mutual goal is to educate the impacted homeowners, remind them that they are not alone, and equip them with resources and options for not just getting back home faster but doing so within the specific guidelines and regulations of the communities in which they live so that recovery is sustainable.”

Jacksonville homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend the Jacksonville workshop on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Jessie Ball DuPont Center, Room 219, 40 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

St. Augustine homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend one of two St. Augustine workshops:

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Willie Galimore Recreation Center, 399 Riberia Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Thursday, April 12th at 6:00pm at the Southeast Branch of the St. John’s County Public Library, 6670 US-1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086

Space is limited; please contact Compass 82 at or 848-220-8282 to reserve your seat.

About Susan Marticek

Disaster recovery expert Susan Marticek has worked passionately in emergency management for 18 years with key positions at the American Red Cross, FEMA and the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG). Her dedicated assistance in recovery efforts for 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Irene equipped her with effective knowledge, guidance and leadership, which yielded a broad network of mental, emotional and financial support for 5,000+ displaced individuals and more than $12 million to homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

About Compass 82

With a combined 65+ years experience in on the ground emergency management, insurance adjustment, expedited claims facilitation, legality training, home-building, hands-on education and training, and support network programming, Compass 82 aims to be a pioneer in national disaster recovery, delivering accelerated, comprehensive and proven solutions, tools and resources that systematically bridge homeowners, insurance companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to fast-track sustainable recovery. The organization recently partnered with Texas-based company 84 Lumber who sponsored Compass 82 to host a series of educational workshops on the recovery and rebuilding processes for homeowners and contractors in the Houston area.

About Ducky Johnson Home Elevations

Ducky Johnson Home Elevation, LLC (DJHE) is a 3rd generation family owned business and one of the nation’s leading flood hazard mitigation – elevation and construction companies. An award-winning structural moving and elevation firm providing professional services to thousands of property owners pre and post disasters, DJHE is known for house raising and preservation throughout multiple states and along the US Coastline.

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