In this Newsletter
  • Habitat in Monmouth and WRT 95.9 host the House that Rock Built at the Monmouth Mall October 8-10
  • Warrick Dunn Charities surprise homeowner with Home for the Holidays progam
  • Hope for Children and State Farm honored at House that Youth Built Home Dedication
  •  Boscov's hosts Friends helping Friends Day on October 20 to support Habitat
  • Help support Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County through Amazon Smile
  • Upcoming Events
Habitat in Monmouth and WRAT 95.9 partner to host House that Rock Built at the Monmouth Mall October 8-10
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County will partner with WRAT 95.9  and Greater Media to host a House that Rock Built event located at a worksite at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown from October 8-10. The event will be a 3-day build event to frame walls for the affiliate's 47th new home, to be located on Center St. in Freehold.
Lead by a partnership with the WRAT 95.9, Greater Media and other sponsors, volunteers will work for three days framing walls for the new home. The walls will then be transported from the site in Eatontown, to their permanent home in Freehold.  Habitat in Monmouth, will use this event as a fundraiser to continue the construction of the project once it's relocated to the Freehold site. Volunteers are needed to work all three days and are asked for a minimum donation of $50 per half day shift or $100 per day. Volunteers can visit to register.
 "What a great opportunity to bring awareness to affordable housing in Monmouth County on a great stage, while building a new home for our partner family," said Nancy Doran, president, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "We are continuously blessed with partners and volunteers that work tirelessly to help support our mission to build safe and affordable housing," she added.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County or to sponsor or volunteer for the House that Rock Built, please visit
Reyes family selected as newest Habitat in Monmouth partner family
The Family Selection Committee of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County has selected its next partner family to move into the House that Rock Built project once it is completed on Center St. in Freehold. Elizabeth Reyes and her two teenaged children Edwin and Brianna, were selected based on their eagerness to partner with Habitat and the ability commit to sweat equity required for all Habitat partner families in addition to receiving an affordable mortgage. The new home will be framed as part of the House that Rock Built project at the Monmouth Mall and completed at the Freehold site in early 2016. Elizabeth and her children currently reside in Long Branch and look forward to their new home in Freehold.
For more information on criteria for Habitat for Humanity partner families please visit
Warrick Dunn Charities and Habitat in Monmouth surprise Habitat homeowner with Home for the Holidays program

Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County and Aaron's Inc. to surprise Hurricane Sandy victim and grandmother, Ana Henn with necessities for a new start in life.
Ana lost her home to Hurricane Sandy in October 2012; it was deemed unsafe and unlivable. This was a tragic blow after losing her husband earlier in the year.

Ana Henn received the ultimate surprise on Wednesday, as she walked into a re-established life with her grandchild in tow. Warrick Dunn Charities and volunteers spent days filling the Henn home, a Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County rebuild.

Program partner, Aaron's, Inc provided furniture for the Henn family. In addition, Ana Henn also received $5,000 as home reconstruction assistance, a benefit of WDC's Homes for the Holidays program. Fully stocking and furnishing the home was also made possible thanks to donor and friends of Warrick Dunn Charities.

Warrick Dunn with Ana and Kateri
The Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program founded in 1997 by Warrick Dunn, former National Football League (NFL) all-pro running back and philanthropist supports single parents that are first-time homebuyers. The program has served 144 single parents and over 380 dependents in 14 markets across the country.Homes for the Holidays was created in honor of Dunn's late mother, Betty Smothers, a Baton Rouge police officer who was killed during an after-hours security shift, in pursuit of her dream of homeownership.

"This is the moment that we have been hoping to celebrate for years...a Hurricane Sandy Survivor. That is what Ana Henn is to us. She has overcome extremely tough situations and never gave up. We are privileged to assist her with this new beginning. Thanks to great partners like Aaron's Inc. and our Habitat for Humanity family; together, we were able to provide a comfortable home, beyond tragedy, for the Henn family," said Warrick Dunn, Founder of Warrick Dunn Charities.
For more information on the Warrick Dunn Charities, visit
Habitat honors Hope for Children and State Insurance at House that Youth Built Home Dedication
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County honored the Hope for Children Foundation and State Farm Insurance during the home dedication of Ana Henn and her family. Both organizations were major supporters of the House that Youth Built, a fundraising campaign to help support the Henn family in the rebuilding of their Port Monmouth home that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
"Since 2012, our affiliate has been blessed with amazing partners. Both, the Hope for Children Foundation and State Farm Insurance have provided generous resources to Ana Henn and her family as part of the House that Youth Built," said Ray Gabler, executive director, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "The work on the House that Youth Built has been a team effort, bringing together students from across our service area along with the team from Hope for Children among many others, to build a new home for a well-deserving family," he added.
Ana Henn, a native of the Dominican Republic and a widow since early 2012, was raising her granddaughter in her home before the storm. Since then, the family has been living in Keansburg while the home was being rebuilt. The partnership with Habitat for Humanity has provided the bubbly Ana with many new lifelong friends, Ana was at the worksite daily greeting volunteers and passing out her homemade empanadas.

Hope for Children commits support to Habitat for next House that Youth Built project
During the Henn family home dedication, the Hope for Children affirmed the continued partnership with Habitat in Monmouth and the House that Youth Built project. Hope for Children will host its own fundraiser on October 15, a wine tasting and "Night of Inspiration" honoring Scott O'Neil, CEO of the Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers. The event will be hosted at the old Bell Labs in Holmdel. For more information and tickets visit 

Boscov's selects Habitat in Monmouth for Friends Helping Friends partnership on October 20
On October 20, Boscov's is hosting a Friends Helping Friends shopping day to benefit local nonprofits. Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is selling a 25% savings pass (some restrictions apply) for all Boscov's locations on October 20 with a donation of $5. 

To request a coupon email or call 732-728-0441 x. 312. 
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Upcoming Events
  • October 1- Capitol Lighting Making Lives Brighter Campaign
  • October 8-10 - House that Rock Built Blitz Build- Monmouth Mall
  • October 20 - Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Discount Shopping Day
  • December 8 - Limited-Share Raffle Drawing at the ReStore
  • December 11-24 - Holiday Gift Wrap Event - Monmouth Mall


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Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

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