Lowe's Heroes to Renovate Family Promise of Monmouth County's "Building 501" Project

Employee volunteers offer time, skills to paint and landscape Family Promise building at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
By: Family Promise of Monmouth County
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OCEANPORT, N.J. - Sept. 20, 2017 - PRLog -- Approximately 60 Lowe's Heroes from eight coastal New Jersey stores will volunteer their time and skills this weekend to help renovate the Family Promise Building located in Oceanport, New Jersey. Volunteers will repair drywall, paint, install a new kitchen, new floors and landscape the exterior. Lowe's Heroes is a company-wide volunteer initiative that offers Lowe's employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to make their communities better places to live, work and play.

WHEN: This Saturday, September 23rd 8 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: 501 Malterer Ave, at Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, N.J. 07757

PHOTO OPP: 9 a.m. Lowe's Heroes, Habitat for Humanity, project partners, area leaders and volunteers from Family Promise will be available to comment on the project's benefits to the local community.

Other community partners include:

- New Jersey Natural Gas: Making a difference where it is needed most with community involvement.

- Habitat for Humanity: Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

-  Hope for Children Foundation: A non-profit group consisting of young professionals and parents in Monmouth County who are committed to supporting children throughout the community.

- The Brophy Family Charitable Foundation: Longtime Family Promise of Monmouth County supporters.

Lowe's, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live.

Family Promise of Monmouth County's Board President Elaine Young, says, "We are eager to move to the grounds of the former Fort Monmouth complex that will provide more services to help families regain their independence; we know that there is hope for a better future for Monmouth County families. We are the only emergency shelter for families in Monmouth County, so we provide a much needed service to our families. Our ultimate goal, however, is to make our services unnecessary because we have, along with our community partners, eradicated homelessness in Monmouth County."

The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) has granted Building 501 on the old Fort Monmouth property to Family Promise of Monmouth County. Valued at approximately $500,000, this 2,800 square foot facility will serve as their new Day Center providing a long term solution as FMERA has granted a 99 year land/building lease. The cost to maintain this building is lower than Family Promise's current rental costs in Aberdeen. The overall target for their Building 501 Fundraising Campaign is $125,000.

Visit the Crowdrise link here: https://www.crowdrise.com/familypromisemonmouth

About Family Promise of Monmouth County: Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of national Family Promise, works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services including case management for homeless families. Our Network is made up of host congregations who have pledged the use of their facilities and the participation of volunteer members and support congregations who provide additional volunteers and support.

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