In this Newsletter
  • Prayers for President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
  • Ironshore Insurance returns for another volunteer day in Monmouth
  • A Brush with Kindness
  • Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth tithes to Haiti and Nepal in 2015
  • Annual golf outing to honor memory of Peter Bostwick Hilton on September 21
  • Help support Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County through Amazon Smile
  • Upcoming Events
Prayers for President Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter
Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Jimmy Carter as he begins his treatment for his recent cancer diagnosis. We wish him the best and pray for him, his wife Rosalynn and his entire family. We were blessed to have President and Mrs. Carter visit us here in Monmouth County in 2013, we wish him nothing but the absolute best as he receives treatment for cancer. May God watch over and bless you in this journey Mr. President.  

~Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County Board & Staff~
Ironshore Insurance returns to Monmouth County for annual volunteer day
Volunteers from Ironshore's New York offices returned to Monmouth County to dedicate a day of time and effort to rebuild a family home destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. This is the second project Ironshore and Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County have partnered on in the last year; in 2014 Ironshore assisted on a project in Union Beach. On August 13, Ironshore transported 20 volunteers to the shore town of Port Monmouth, which was severely devastated by Sandy in October 2012. 
"We are grateful to Ironshore and their volunteers for returning, once again, to help our homeowners and affiliate continue rebuilding efforts in the Bayshore," said Ray Gabler, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "We still have so much work to do in these communities to ensure everyone has the chance to return to a safe living environment, Ironshore's commitment is truly a testament to our growing partnership," he added.

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A Brush with Kindness team helps families across Monmouth
A Brush with Kindness is a national Habitat for Humanity program that offers exterior home preservation services including painting, landscaping and minor exterior home repair to income eligible families. Under the direction of the ABWK Committee, the program for Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is part of a broader community development strategy. The committee works in conjunction with the affiliate's core building program, enabling the affiliate to serve more families and increase opportunities for volunteers. Nationally, the ABWK program aims to transform and strengthen communities by revitalizing the appearance of neighborhoods. 
"We are blessed to have a committed group of dedicated volunteers who enjoy working outdoors and love helping others," said Kate Nelson, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth board member and chairwoman of the committee.  "We are excited to see the program grow through word of mouth and interest in the community."
The organization receives great feedback on the program, including relatives of some of our elderly partners.
"I received notification today that the insurance company will not cancel my mother-in-law's homeowner policy THANK GOD!  They stated they did not cancel because we were able to comply with all of their findings, thanks to the work that you did for her. I really appreciate Habitat for assisting with all that needed to be done at my mother-in-law's property."
For more information and to complete an application for the A Brush with Kindness program, please visit

Habitat in Monmouth tithes to support Habitat for Humanity in Haiti and Nepal
Habitat for Humanity's goal is to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. Through the tithe program our affiliate is able to be an active participant in Habitatīs global ministry while also impacting the need in their local communities - having both a global and a local homebuilding program.
In fiscal year 2015, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth Country contributed to the over $13 million donated by affiliates nationwide to developing countries around the world in support of safe and affordable housing worldwide. This year's tithing donation was split between two global partners - Habitat for Humanity in Haiti and Habitat for Humanity in Nepal. Both affiliates, similar to the Monmouth County affiliate, continue to deal with the aftermath of recent disasters in their communities.
"Tithing is such a unique opportunity for our affiliate to feel connected to our global sister affiliates in other countries," said Nancy Doran, president, board of directors, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "Resources in developing countries are so scarce, knowing our small contribution can build several homes in something we take pride in," she added.
All of affiliate tithe gifts are sent to the designated country, where 100% are used for building programs. For many of these countries, raising money locally is very difficult or impossible. Tithe contributions are often the major contributor to overall funds raised for their programs.
For more information about Habitat's tithing program visit here.
Sending help to Nepal
In November, two Habitat for Humanity board members will travel to Nepal to help build as part of the 2015 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Lia Papamarkou and Kate Nelson will travel to Ratnanager in the Chitwan district to work with 100 families of the Dalit Caste, a minority group that occupies the lowest rung of the Nepali caste system.  During the week, volunteers, including Lia and Kate, will build permanent housing for families currently living in grass huts in the municipality.
Habitat Nepal, in addition to working to replace housing destroyed by the April earthquake, remains committed to building safe housing in communities across the country. The affiliate is coordinating the distribution of temporary shelter to families in Kathmandu while also engaging in large scale build projects, like the previous Everest Builds and Carter Work Project, with hundreds of local and international volunteers that visit the country to support these efforts.
"The week after the earthquake I had an overwhelming desire to travel to Nepal to help. After researching Habitat's response and upcoming opportunities, participating in another Carter Work Project in Nepal seemed like an act of divine providence," said Lia Papamarkou. "Having been a part of the Habitat family for several years, I knew that I would be safe in Habitat's hands on a build site in a developing country," Kate Nelson added.
Safe travels to Lia and Kate as they represent our affiliate in Nepal in November. Namaste!
For more information about Habitat Nepal and the Carter Work Project visit

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. 

Entry Fee$185.00
Dinner Only: $50.00

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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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