$5,000 Grant Awarded to Coastal Habitat for Humanity by OceanFirst Foundation
Funding will support the organizations Aging in Place Program
Spring Lake Heights, NJ (October 18, 2016): Coastal Habitat for Humanity was awarded $5,000 for the Aging in Place Program by OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide home repairs for low-income senior homeowners including ramps & railings, grab bars, landscaping, weatherization and more.
Coastal Habitat for Humanity’s Aging in Place program is aimed at helping Southern Monmouth County seniors remain safely in their homes. The program focuses on property repairs crucial to independent, comfortable and dignified living, including: accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, critical interior and exterior home repairs, weatherization enhancements and energy efficiency updates.
The OceanFirst Foundation and Coastal Habitat for Humanity have worked together for almost 10 years to provide a hand up to Southern Monmouth County families including seniors, the disabled and veterans. The Foundation has donated over $23,000 to support Coastal Habitat’s mission. We are extremely grateful for the Foundations generosity over the years!
About Coastal Habitat for Humanity:
Coastal Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1994 when 13 local friends came together to help meet the area's need for affordable housing. Since then, thanks to the generous gifts from donors and supporter and the tireless energy from 10,000+ volunteers, Coastal Habitat for Humanity has impacted the lives of 550 area residents in 18 communities in Southern Monmouth County; one life, generations of impact. Coastal Habitat for Humanity's programs include Aging in Place, created to help seniors and veterans who are having difficulty maneuvering or maintaining their homes, single-family construction projects and homeowner education seminars. For more information visit CoastalHabitat.org.
About OceanFirst Foundation:
Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank (www.oceanfirst.com) has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The Bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools and communities throughout central New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of the OceanFirst Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area. Since its inception, OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $27 million to over 600 local charities and schools in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties. To learn more about OceanFirst Foundation visit www.oceanfirstfdn.org.