In this Newsletter:
            • A Holiday Message from our leadership
            • Volunteers host Holiday Gift Wrap station at Monmouth Mall through 12/24
            • Costanza Family Home Dedication 
            • House that Youth Built and House that Faith Built continue in 2015
            • Habitat ReStore - New Location Opening Soon!
            • Cars for Homes

A special THANK YOU from our President & Executive Director


As the year comes to a close we are mindful of all the wonderful people that we have been blessed to know and work with throughout the year.  2014 has brought tremendous progress in our mission to provide decent, safe, affordable housing especially for the families affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Habitat International has informed us that we have been the busiest Habitat affiliate in New Jersey.  None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors as well as the dedication and hard work of our many committees, our Board of Trustees and our staff. 


We thank God for bringing us to each of our homeowner families and for blessing us with each of you throughout the year.


We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, good health and happiness in the New Year! 


Nancy Doran                   Ray Gabler

Board President                           Executive Director
Volunteers host  Holiday Wrap station at Monmouth Mall through 12/24!  
Since December 12, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County has been wrapping gifts as part of the Annual Charity Holiday Gift Wrap at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. All proceeds support the organization's operations including new home construction and  Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. 

Volunteers continue be on hand through Christmas Eve outside of Lord & Taylor on the upper level and behind Piercing Pagoda to wrap gifts. Support our mission and affiliate and wrap your gifts for a good cause! 

Costanza Family returns home just in time for Christmas! 
On December 13, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County dedicated the Costanza Family home in Union Beach - in front of dozens of family, friends, volunteers, board members and staff including Union Beach Mayor Paul Smith - more than two years ago, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the home the Costanza's had lived in for 26 years. As part of the ceremony, which included the official hand over of the keys, the Costanza family was presented with holiday decorations and ornaments for their Christmas tree, donated by Maple Leaf Gardens of Holmdel while guests brought gift cards and non- perishable food items to help the Costanza family have a brighter holiday.   

The Governor and First Lady recently visited the Costanza home on October 29, 2014, which was the second anniversary of the storm. In addition to the family's insurance funds, the project received funding from the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, the American Red Cross and CentraState Medical Center. 

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County volunteers and community partners worked very hard over the last several months with the Costanza family to get them in their home by Christmas. With the completion of the family's new home, Habitat in Monmouth County has now assisted 88 families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  


House that Youth Built and House that Faith Built campaigns continue in 2015 
In October 2014, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth launched two crowdfunding campaigns to support two families in the service area. 

The House that Youth Built campaign is a youth based service project aimed at engaging schools and youth organizations to help raise funds needed for the Henn Family of Middletown, a family displaced from Hurricane Sandy since 2012. The Henn Family home will be the fifth Sandy new home construction by the organization. To help support this initiative please share with others to help spread the word and make a donation to help the cause visit


The House that Faith Built is an interfaith based fundraising project that engages the faith community from across the service area to raise funds needed to help the Quezada family obtain their dream of homeownership as our newest traditional homeowner. For more information on the campaign and to see ways you can support the Quezada family visit 

Read more about the campaigns on


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 new location in Freehold - opening in early 2015 -  at 45 South St!


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



Volunteers welcome the Morris Family home!
Join us as a Winter Warrior volunteer! 

If you are interested in volunteering this winter on a construction site, in the office or on a committee 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 serving Northeast and Western Monmouth County

193 Long Branch Avenue
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Telephone: 732-728-0441


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