Coastal Habitat For Humanity Helps Rebuild Homes Hit By Sandy

- The Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund joined the Coastal Habitat for Humanity’s team for a service event recently in Manasquan. Coastal Habitat for Humanity was awarded $839,000 from the Relief Fund. This grant is being used to help rebuild 20 homes in Monmouth County and also help to renovate Camp Evans as a volunteer housing facility.

First lady Mary Pat Christie was present to meet with volunteers and participate in the rebuilding efforts of the home.

Bankers pledge money, time to Coastal Habitat to rebuild from Sandy

By Dan Radel

MANASQUAN — Coastal Habitat for Humanity is getting a boost from local banks to help the organization meet its goal of rebuilding 100 Sandy-damaged homes by next spring.

"I'm fairly handy," joked James S. Vaccaro, president of Manasquan Savings Bank, who found himself in a different role Tuesday, hammering floor boards instead of managing bank accounts.

"Whether we're building banking relationships or houses, it's all our commitment to the community," Vaccaro said. "We're privileged to participate, it's part and parcel of who we are."