Coastal Habitat Introduces Young Professionals Group

Coastal Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Next generation of community impact begins at Asbury Park launch event January 23, 2016; all invited

Asbury Park, NJ, January 13, 2016:  Coastal Habitat for Humanity is launching Coastal Habitat Young Professionals, (Coastal HYP), with the help of young professional supporters.  This new group will unite young professionals and leaders on the Jersey Shore with the shared goal of bringing affordable, safe and decent housing to communities in Southern Monmouth County.

Coastal HYP members are the next generation of Coastal Habitat.  Coastal Habitat is more than building homes.  While Coastal HYP members will be able to participate in HYP build days, they can also volunteer in connection with Coastal Habitat’s many programs, including the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which helps keep families in their homes by assisting with property repairs and maintenance, or the ReStore, a thrift store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture and other home materials.  Proceeds stay local and support construction projects.

Founding Coastal HYP Chair said, “As both a resident of and professional in Monmouth County, Coastal HYP will enable me to develop my professional network while simultaneously allowing me to make the dream of homeownership a reality for my neighbors.  It is particularly exciting to be able to volunteer in my new hometown of Asbury Park, where so many Coastal Habitat initiatives are underway and young professionals live and work.”

EVENT LISTING: The launch of Coastal HYP will be at a cash bar happy hour on January 23, 2016, at 3 pmat Cross & Orange bar and restaurant in Asbury Park.  Attendees can meet others interested in Coastal HYP and learn about Coastal HYP’s mission and volunteer opportunities.  Anyone interested in attending can RSVP via email to hyp@coastalhabitat.org or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/CoastalHYP.  Future events will be publicized via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Coastal Habitat
Coastal Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 1994 by ten local friends to help create a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.  Coastal Habitat - with the tireless help of its dedicated volunteers - has constructed 15 homes, repaired more than 100 homes and positively impacted hundreds of lives in 18 Southern Monmouth County cities and towns.  Coastal Habitat was founded on the principal that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable, safe place to live in dignity and that decent shelter should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  For more than two decades, Coastal Habitat has been committed to providing a “hand up” to its partner families and homeowners in Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Deal, Interlaken, Lake Como, Loch Arbor, Manasquan, Neptune, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights and Wall.