Coastal Habitat Receives $12,000 Donation From Circle Hyundai

Coastal Habitat for Humanity
Friday, October 3, 2014


September 27, 2014, Spring Lake Heights, NJ - Coastal Habitat for Humanity (CHFH) announced today it has received a generous donation of $12,000 from Circle Hyundai.   The dealership also committed to a two-day volunteer event on September 27th and 28th when Circle Hyundai staff worked with Coastal Habitat to repair a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

"We are so grateful for the support of Circle Hyundai, its owners and employees," said Maureen Mulligan, executive director of Coastal Habitat for Humanity.  "As we approach the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, many forget that there are still families displaced and struggling.  It is because of the generous financial and volunteer support from local businesses like Circle Hyundai that we continue to work hard to return families to their homes."

Each month, Circle Hyundai selects a worthy nonprofit organization to promote as part of its corporate social responsibility give-back program.  For every car sold during a month-long promotion, the dealership donates $100 to a local charity.  Coastal Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of this program for August 2014. Visit their web site to see what comes next.

"I speak for my brothers Robert and Paul, and for our entire staff that worked at the site, when I say it was a rewarding experience to physically help a community and know our donation makes a difference. Coastal Habitat for Humanity is doing just that, helping those in need and putting donations to good use. We are honored to help and are humbled by the gratitude you have shown us" says Donald DeFelice of Circle Hyundai.

Since the storm in October of 2012, Coastal Habitat – at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars - has repaired or rebuilt 40 homes, directly impacting the lives of more than 120 individuals.  Every penny of Circle Hyundai’s donation will further Coastal Habitat’s local community impact.
"My home was completely destroyed after Superstorm Sandy," said Pam Callender, Shark River Hills (Neptune Township) resident. "My foster children and I left our home in tears and after the storm I was turned away for help by so many organizations.  But then Coastal Habitat came into my life and with the help of their donors and volunteers, I am now looking forward to moving into my new home!"

Do you know of someone struggling with home repairs?  Visit or call 732-974-2422.

About Coastal Habitat for Humanity:

Founded in 1994, Coastal Habitat (501c3) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.  Since its founding two decades ago, Coastal Habitat has built 15 single family homes, repaired 100 properties and rebuilt 40 Superstorm Sandy-impacted homes in 18 cities in Southern Monmouth County.  The organization’s Neighborhood Revitalization program is dedicated to the long-term repair, rebuild and restore of the community post-Superstorm Sandy.  Proceeds from the ReStore resale store in Asbury Park, NJ ( also support local NRI projects.  Habitat for Humanity is funded by tax-deductible donations and built on volunteer energy.  More info at

Richard Virgilio for Coastal Habitat