MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Project Home Repair, a partnership initiated by Causeway CARes is proud to share the successful completion of the coalition’s first two projects, signifying a remarkable achievement in its mission to address critical home repairs and uplift vulnerable populations in Ocean County. The work completed by Homes for All and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, two of the coalition’s organizations, showcases the transformative impact being made on the lives of individuals facing housing challenges.
In 2001, Rachel, a resident of Forked River, purchased her home. Over the past three years, she had been battling a persistent roof leak. As a single disabled individual working part-time as a teacher’s aide, Rachel faced challenges maintaining her roof. The damage to her roof had reached a point where patching was no longer a viable solution. Overwhelmed by the extent of the damage and contemplating the possibility of selling her home, Rachel sought help from Homes for All, a member of the Project Home Repair coalition.
Homes for All is fully dedicated to providing affordable housing and support services for low and moderate-income families in local communities. They strive to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing. Through Home for All’s expertise and the support of the Project Home Repair coalition, Rachel’s home was able to receive the critical repairs needed. With the successful completion of this project, Rachel can now enjoy a safer and more secure living environment.
Under the experienced leadership of the coalition, the Project Home Repair team aims to enhance the health and safety of individuals residing in vulnerable homes.
Project Home Repair was introduced to Robin, of Whiting, when she reached out to Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, seeking assistance with a leaking roof. Recognizing the urgency and severity of the situation, Project Home Repair helped to fund the full replacement of Robin’s roof. In addition to the roof replacement, the Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity team undertook a comprehensive approach to address multiple safety repair needs in Robin’s home. This included the rebuilding of front steps, repairing the flooring in the bathroom, and performing a tub-to-shower conversion.
Robin, overwhelmed with gratitude, expressed her appreciation through providing coffee and food for the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly each day to repair and improve her home. This gesture not only highlighted the spirit of collaboration and community, but also underscored the positive impact that such initiatives can have on the lives of those they aim to assist. The Project Home Repair team received the following handwritten note from Robin after the completion of the work on her home.
Dear Project Home Repair,
I am so thankful and words cannot express how grateful I am for people like you.
Thank you a million times, Robin
“The success of these first projects is just the beginning of our efforts to address critical home repairs and positively impact the lives of those in need within Ocean County,” stated Dave C. Wintrode, President of Causeway Family of Dealerships and Causeway CARes.
The stories of individuals like Rachel and Robin serve as powerful testimonials to the effectiveness of the coalition’s collaborative approach. As Project Home Repair celebrates these initial successes, the focus remains on the broader mission of improving living conditions for vulnerable populations, The coalition looks ahead with optimism, eager to continue its positive impact on the Ocean County community.
About Project Home Repair
Project Home Repair is a collaborative effort between Homes for All, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and Starve Poverty International. The coalition aims to enhance the quality of life for the aging, disabled, and vulnerable populations of Ocean County by providing critical home repair services. Through collaboration, compassion, and community involvement, Project Home Repair seeks to make a lasting impact on the community.
About Homes for All
Homes for All, Inc. is fully dedicated to providing affordable housing and support services for low and moderate-income families in local communities. They strive to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
About Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity
Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity puts God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. They work to improve the living conditions in need in the local community.