In this Newsletter:
  • Women Build 2014 - ReCap
  • An evening with OAR and Phillip Phillips
  • A Very Special Thank You!
  • Third Annunal Golf for Homes Golf Outing on September 22nd - Bella Vista Country Club
  • Spotlight in Habitat World
  • Visit our ReStore in Freehold!
2014 Women Build events come to a successful close! 

In July, over 50 dedicated women volunteers worked in Sea Bright and Union Beach for our 2014 Women Build week. The Women Build event was the first for our newly merged Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth affiliate. It came just a month after we celebrated the Women Build Fashion Show and Luncheon honoring the Jersey Strong Foundation, American Red Cross, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and Volunteer of the Year, Evangelia Papamarkou.


The all-women volunteer crews were lead by construction leaders Melissa Beaver and Sandra Larsen, both of whom are seasoned construction team leads. The Sea Bright and Union Beach worksites saw significant progress during the week, despite being at different stages of new home construction. Both homeowners, single mothers with teenage sons, lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. In 2013, Habitat in Monmouth partnered with these families to rebuild their homes in their respective communities.


"We have been anxious to do a Women Build event since our last event in 2012 was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy," says Nancy Doran, board president for Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County.  "Our community has been overwhelming with their support, we are blessed to have dedicated female volunteers that are excited to get their hands dirty and help our homeowners," she added.  "To have 50 women on a build site is incredible, we know next year's event will be even bigger."


A special thanks to everyone that made this possible, including our generous sponsors and supporters! For more pictures and media coverage of this year's Women Build events, please visit

An evening with OAR and Phillip Phillips at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel 
Habitat in Monmouth homeowners and representatives pose backstage with members of OAR.  Photo courtesy of OAR
As part of their summer tour, OAR and Phillip Phillips partnered with Habitat for Humanity to raise funds to help families in need of affordable housing. During their 2014 joint summer tour, the artists donated $1 from every ticket sold, to Habitat for Humanity and provided tickets to each of the tour stops' local affiliate. Two of our Sandy partner families and representatives from Habitat in Monmouth had the pleasure of being special guests of each band backstage at the PNC Bank Arts Center during the July concert. We extend our sincerest gratitude to both Phil Phillips and OAR for their generosity and support of our mission and our homeowners!


Read more about the partnership here.

A special thank you to volunteer guru, Kate Nelson! 


Kate with Phil Phillips 

Since February 2013, Kate Nelson has been every volunteer's go to girl for all things Habitat in Monmouth! Since taking the reigns as Volunteer Coordinator, she has been the affiliate's point of contact for our generous group and corporate volunteers to our countless individual volunteers among a laundry list of other assorted projects. Without Kate's dedication and hard work - including coordinating the affiliate's participation in the Carter Work Project and Hammers for Habitat build in Times Square - our affiliate would not be where it is today! It is with heavy heart that we share Kate has decided to move on from her post as Volunteer Coordinator to dedicate more time to her family. However, like everyone who's caught the "Habitat" bug, we are glad Kate will remain involved as the chair of the A Brush With Kindness program at Habitat in Monmouth.



"Kate is an amazing asset to any organization and has been instrumental in getting our organization where it is today, while we are sad to see her leave as a staff member, we are thrilled she will remain involved in our organization and in delivering our mission," says Ray Gabler, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth.


From the board, staff and the legions of volunteers we extend a special THANK YOU to Kate for all her contributions to Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. 


We are pleased to welcome seasoned Habitat veteran, Lori Schneider to our team as the new Volunteer Coordinator, if you're interested in volunteering you can reach out to her at or visit our website

Don't miss the 3rd Annual Golf for Homes event at Bella Vista Country Club on September 22 - Tickets going fast! 

Don't miss your chance to Golf for Homes at our 3rd Annual Golf Outing on September 22nd. Golf with us during the day or if you don't want to get giddy on the green, join us for dinner as we honor our longtime partner in faith, the Colts Neck Reformed Church for their extraordinary support of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County.
The Best Ball format tournament has a $175.00 entry fee. Registration begins at 10:00 am. The Awards dinner starts at 5:30 pm, tickets are $25.00. 
The dinner wll feature raffle prizes and a 50/50. All proceeds will support Habitat in Monmouth's mission of building affordable housing.
To register or for more information visit



UAE Volunteer visit featured in new issue of Habitat World!


In May, Habitat in Monmouth had the pleasure of hosting a very special group of volunteers from Takatof, a volunteer mission organization from the United Arab Emirates. Habitat World magazine recently featured their visit to Sea Bright in the July magazine. Read more about their visit in the online issue




Our ReStore resale outlet provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat's community improvement work.


Interested in donating items? Or looking for a new look for your home? Visit our location in Freehold!



Call 732-577-8160 to schedule a pick-up for your items or visit for a complete list of items we accept.

Volunteers pose with Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter during the 2013 Carter Work Project in Union Beach 
Volunteer Opportunities


If you are interested in volunteering on a construction site, in the office or on a commitee or if your corporate, school or church group would like to organize a volunteer day, please contact Lori Schneider, Volunteer Coordinator at  

Please email the Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to sign up for a day on the construction schedule on our website.

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
193 Long Branch Avenue
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Telephone: 732-728-0441


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