Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County dedicates renovated home in Rumson
"We are thrilled to be able to dedicate this home to such a deserving and hardworking family," said Kate Nelson, board president of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. "Welcoming a family home and giving them a safe and affordable place to live is such an important part o f our mission," she added.
The family will relocate from a home they currently share with several of their family members. The renovated Rumson home provides the shelter and security the family needs to grow.
When asked what "home" means to their family, Claudia shared, "For us a home means to live in peace and harmony. We are happy that a home allows us to live honestly and to be able to face the difficulties that present themselves in the best way possible." She added that "for our son Nicholas, home means to have space to play with Charlie [their pet dog] and help mom make banana bread."
Claudia and Patrick were selected as the newest partner families for the affiliate in August of 2018. The family of three is working to log the req uired sweat equity hours in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The famil y will officially purchase the home with an affordable, low-interest mortgage.
The property was donated by the Borough of Rumson to Habitat for Humanity in 2017. With the help of over 100 volunteers, the property was renovated and rehabilitated for its newest family. The home is the 5 6th home Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County has completed in its service area.
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About Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County (HFHMC), serving Northeast and Western Monmouth County, is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity with the mission to put God's love into action. The organization brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope and a vision of realizing a decent place to live. HFHMC seeks to eliminate sub-standard housing and help low-income families achieve the dream of homeownership throughout its service area. It works with communities to develop decent and affordable housing where people can live and raise their families. The affiliate has built over 52 new homes and continues to support families through its A Brush with Kindness and Ramps & Rails programming. The affiliate currently services 83% of Monmouth County and includes the following towns and municipalities: