In this Newsletter
  • Homeownership applications open until August 15
  • Colts Neck Reformed Church and St. Rose of Lima complete Freehold home for the Tello family
  • State Farm Insurance renews Habitat for Humanity partnership locally and nationally
  • Habitat in Monmouth receives Wells Fargo Community Connections Grant
  • Annual golf outing to honor memory of Peter Bostwick Hilton on September 21
  • Upcoming Events
Homeownership applications open until August 15 
A Sandy rebuild in Union Beach

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is currently accepting applications for a new partner family. The new home will be built in Freehold Borough, the house will begin construction during the House that Rock Built event in October at the Monmouth Mall sponsored by Greater Media Radio. Families are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable zero interest mortgage and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat for Humanity volunteers in the construction of their own home. In order to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home, you must be a first-time home buyer, have a good credit report and a total family income between $30,000 and $65,000 per year depending on family size. For more information about becoming a homeowner, please visit our website


Our application period is open through August 15. Please reach out to Marianne Herring at with any questions about becoming a partner family. 

Colts Neck Reformed Church and St. Rose of Lima in Freehold complete home in Freehold for the Tello Family
Tello Family Home Dedication
The Tello family with members of Colts Neck Reformed and St. Rose of Lima churches
On July 15, the congregations of Colts Neck Reformed Church and St. Rose of Lima in Freehold, dedicated a home built by their tireless volunteers to Habitat in Monmouth partner family, Ines Tello and her two sons - Jonathan and Joshua. The project, undertaken with the leadership of the two churches, kicked off in late April with a week-long blitz build. Volunteers from both congregations, continued work to complete the project over the next two months and finished in early July. In addition to providing all the volunteer labor, the two churches worked to raise funds to build the home located in downtown Freehold. 

"These two amazing congregations epitomize our mission of seeking to put God's love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope," said Ray Gabler, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "We are humbled and grateful for the generosity and kindness that both the Colts Neck Reformed and St. Rose of Lima churches have shown the Tello Family and to our organization. These last few years, our focus has been on returning families home after Sandy. To continue to do traditional builds with the aid of dedicated partners in faith is a blessing," he added. 

A very special THANK YOU to everyone from our faith partners - Colts Neck Reformed Church and St. Rose of Lima - we are honored to work with you in the vision and love of Jesus Christ. 

For more press coverage of the build visit our News section here.
State Farm Insurance renews Habitat for Humanity partnership
locally and nationally

High school and college students in New Jersey are helping a family rebuild their home damaged by Hurricane Sandy thanks to a grant from State Farm. Celebrating the success of this project and 35 previously funded projects, State Farm and Habitat for Humanity are pleased to announce a partnership renewal that will continue to engage youth in affordable housing efforts across the country.


Students from area Campus Chapters join the Henn Family and State Farm representatives in Port Monmouth

State Farm is committing $800,000 to Habitat for Humanity to involve youth in home construction, neighborhood revitalization and disaster recovery activities. The funding will be used to support more than 25 projects that will either require youth groups to raise matching funds or directly benefit recovery efforts like those in New Jersey where two Habitat for Humanity campus chapters are using $22,000 in disaster services grants from State Farm to help Anna Henn and her granddaughter rebuild their home damaged during Hurricane Sandy. 


"Part of the State Farm mission is to help people recover from the unexpected and to realize their dreams," said Kellie Clapper, assistant vice president of philanthropy at State Farm. "What better way to do that than to not only help communities build homes for people in need but to engage youth so they too can learn that when good neighbors work together, we can help each other realize our dreams."


For the complete article visit here

Habitat in Monmouth receives Wells Fargo Community Connections Grant 

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County was awarded a $1,000 grant on July 16, 2015 by Wells Fargo to support the organization's mission of providing decent and affordable housing through western and northeastern Monmouth County. 

Representatives of Wells Fargo present Laura Wagenknecht with a check for $1,000


"At a time when donations from the public and private sectors are down due to the economy, we truly appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided," said Ray Gabler, Executive Director. "We will use this grant to support affordable housing efforts throughout our service area, including rebuilding even almost three years post Sandy."


The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo's Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.  


"Our local branches see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference every day," said Brenda Ross-Dulan, Wells Fargo's Southern New Jersey region president.  "We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year. 


"Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County in some way," Susan Modri-Smith, Wells Fargo's Area President. "We're proud to help the nonprofits server our communities wherever we can." 


To read the complete article click here

We wish to recognize the following funders for their recent support of our organization:
  • thankyou_charity_box_hdr.jpgAmboy Bank - $7,500 (Affordable Housing projects)
  • TD Bank - $7,500 (Critical Home Repair)
  • Jules J. Plangere Foundation - $5,000 (General operations and program support)
Annual Golf for Homes outing to honor Peter Bostwick Hilton on September 21  
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is proud to announce that it will hold its annual "Golf for Homes" event honoring Peter Bostwick Hilton at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro on Monday, September 21st!  

Each year, this event provides us the opportunity to share our mission, our accomplishments and our work while also raising money to help us support families throughout Monmouth County - whether through building new homes or repairing those destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. We invite you to join us for the day or in the evening for our awards dinner. 

Early Bird Entry Fee until August 1: $175.00
After August 1: $185.00
Dinner Only: $50.00

Interested in taking an ad in our journal or supporting us with a sponsorship? Please visit for complete details.

Upcoming Events
  • September 1 - Habitat in Monmouth Limited Share Raffle Launches
  • September 21 - Golf for Homes - Bella Vista Country Club - Marlboro
  • October 8-10 - House that Rock Built Blitz Build - Monmouth Mall (more information coming soon!)
  • December 7-24 - Holiday Gift Wrap Event - Monmouth Mall


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Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County serving Northeast and Western Monmouth County

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Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Telephone: 732-728-0441


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