In this Newsletter
- Habitat in Monmouth launches Ramp and Rails and continues to promote A Brush with Kindness program
- Homeownership Applications open through March 15
- Volunteers Needed for community survey in Long Branch
- State Farm awards fund to Campus Chapters
- UPDATE: House that Rock Built moving along in Freehold
- SAVE THE DATE: A Taste for Homes Event on May 16 in Red Bank
- Help support Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County through Amazon Smile
- Upcoming Events
Habitat in Monmouth launches Ramps and Rails program
Habitat Monmouth is pleased to offer a new service to residents of Monmouth County in need of safe and easy access to their homes. Ramps and Rails is part of our affiliate's effort to serve more low to moderate income families in our community. Dedicated teams of skilled volunteers are lined up and ready to build wheelchair ramps for elderly or disabled people in our service area. If you or someone you know is in need of this service, please contact Maureen Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-728-0441 Ext. 303.
Applications being accepted for A Brush with Kindness
Applications are now being accepted for minor exterior home repairs and landscape clean up under our affiliate's A Brush With Kindness program. Volunteers are available to assist elderly or low income homeowners in need of these services.
Please contact Kate Nelson at email@example.com or 732-728-0441 ext. 304 for more information and to see if you qualify.
Homeownership applications open through March 15
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is currently accepting applications for two new partner families for homes in Long Branch and Freehold Borough. Families are chosen 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, for frequently asked questions see Becoming a Homeowner on www.habitatmonmouth.org. Partner families must also have a good credit report and a total family income between $30,000 and $65,000 per year depending on family size.
Our application period will be open until March 15. Click HERE to access the pre-application form, once your information is reviewed our Family Services team will contact you.
Volunteers needed to conduct surveys on March 3, 4 & 5
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is looking for volunteers to help conduct block and parcel surveys in Long Branch on March 3, 4 and 5. These surveys are part of our initial Neighborhood Revitalization efforts to help transform and build healthy and safe communities in partnership with residents.
Volunteers will meet in Long Branch at 9 am. There will be a brief information and training session before volunteers go out and conduct surveys. No experience needed. Staff will be on hand at all times to check in with the volunteers and to answer questions.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Lori at 732-728-0441, ext. 314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Farm awards grants to Campus Chapters
Rumson Fair Haven and Marlboro High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapters have been selected to receive a $2,000 matching grant from State FarmŽ, the national corporate sponsor of Habitat's youth programs. Across the country, State Farm is providing grants to more than 30 youth groups to engage youth in Habitat's home construction and neighborhood revitalization activities.
"We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients," said chapter Nancy Doran, President. "The grant will help us to construct a house with a family in our community."
A Habitat campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to build, fundraise, advocate and educate to support the work of Habitat for Humanity. Each Campus Chapter will use their funds to help build the House that Youth Built in Long Branch set to begin in March.
UPDATE: House that Rock Built continues in Freehold
Our House that Rock Built project, launched in October, is seeing great progress in Freehold! This past week teams of volunteers have assisted with wall raising and framing on the home!