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Main Street New Egypt

Phone: 609. 758.7539

Fax: 609. 758. 6994

31 Main Street

New Egypt, NJ 08533


Main Street New Egypt

Press Release

Habitat for Humanity and Plumsted Township Announce Partnership


         New Egypt, NJ:  September 22, 2010. Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and Plumsted Township are pleased to announce a new partnership to better meet the needs of the community. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that works both to eliminate poverty housing around the world and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat welcomes to the table partners from any faith-or from no faith- who are willing to pick up a hammer to help improve the lives of families needing decent shelter.

Presently Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity has built ten affordable homes for hard working, low income families in Northern Ocean County.  Presently we are starting our 11th house in Jackson Twp.  Homeowners are selected locally by Habitat organizations based on their need for housing, ability to repay a no-profit loan and willingness to partner with Habitat.

In recent years affiliates have begun to broaden their efforts to help eliminate poverty housing (the core of Habitat’s mission). This continuum of housing solutions which includes rehabilitation and repair of rundown homes has broadened Habitat for Humanity’s ability to help more low income families in our communities.  Included in this product spectrum is a very special program called A Brush With Kindness.

A Brush with Kindness focuses on simple repairs for low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. This program consists of painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, power-washing, weather sealing, and exterior cleanup.  A Brush With Kindness:

         increases the number of families living in safe, decent and affordable housing

         increases the number of volunteer opportunities for our current volunteers

         Expands our base of volunteers by providing a different type of volunteer opportunity

         Creates opportunities to develop cooperative relationships within the community

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity will be at the Welcome Center on Main Street in New Egypt to provide information on our housing ministry on Tuesday, September 28 from

4-7 pm, Thursday, September 30 from 10- 2 pm, Tuesday, October 12 from 10-2pm and Tuesday, October 19 from 3-7pm. We will also be present at the Fall Spooktacular in New Egypt on Sunday, October 31 from 11-4pm.  We look forward to meeting you.