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Locals Embark On 'Sandy Sojourn'

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Dozens of Hurricane Sandy victims clergy, and relief workers embarked on a two-day, 21-mile "Sandy Sojourn" Saturday.

The group is walking through hard-hit communities in Queens and Brooklyn as they head toward City Hall.

Once at City Hall, they will call on the next mayor to invest billion of dollars in Hurricane Sandy funds to spur job growth and affordable housing in affected neighborhoods.

"There's a lot of money being allocated to Hurricane Sandy rebuilding and to the victims, and we want to make sure that the people really need it and the communities that are still broken," said Yvonne Rankine of the World Harvest Deliverance Center.

"There's still a great need for building up the Rockaways, not only in the homes but also in their own private lives, bringing back hope for our seniors, our youths and the community as a whole," said Arther Davenport of Faith in New York.

Organizers said that many of the walkers are people who are still waiting on insurance and public programs to rebuild their homes, and immigrants who feel they have received little help.

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