FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2015
Two Leaders in Sandy Recovery, A Future With Hope and St. Bernard Project, Are Teaming Up to Help Highlands residents who need construction and recovery help as a result of super storm sandy. Both organizations have capacity to help more people. starting Dec. 29, representatives from both organizations will be Walking each street of highlands to Make a Visual assessment of each home and follow-up with homeowners to make sure that all homeowners in Highlands have a path to safe and secure housing.
What: Qualified staff from A Future With Hope and St. Bernard Project will assess Highlands street by street to identify properties in need of repair and contact owners to offer assistance.
When: Starting Dec. 29, 2014
Where: Highlands, N.J. starting at Snug Harbor Ave. and working toward Atlantic St.
About A Future With Hope:
A Future With Hope is a nonprofit organization started by the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey to lead relief and recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy. Skilled volunteers come from all over the United States to rebuild homes. The organization’s goal is to use 20,000 volunteers to help rebuild 300 to 500 homes and give case management to affected families.
Through the end of December, they have completed more than 123 homes throughout the state and 10 homes in Highlands. They have completed work in 21 different communities including Atlantic City, Brick, Forked River, Highlands, Keansburg, Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Ocean Gate, Union Beach and others. For more information please visit afuturewithhope.org.
About St. Bernard Project:
St. Bernard Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make sure that communities affected by disaster have the resources to recovery. The residential rebuilding program in Monmouth County serves home owners who lack the financial means necessary to rebuild on their own. St. Bernard’s New Jersey operations are committed to the long-term recovery of Monmouth County. For more information, please visit stbernardproject.org.
A Future With Hope Contact:
Carolyn Conover office 732-359-1016 cell 310-850-1940
St. Bernard Project Contact:
Chad Carson cell: 504-222-2972