Current Events

  • Women Build Warriors Meeting!
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 17:30
  • Women Build FREE Lowe’s How –To Clinics
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:00
  • Women Build Warriors Yoga Event
    Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 14:00
  • Women Build FREE Lowe’s How –To Clinics
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 18:00
  • Women Build FREE Lowe’s How –To Clinics
    Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 09:00

Build Days

  • March Volunteer Sign up
    Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00
  • Stevens Institute of Technology Group ONLY!!
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:00
  • March Volunteer Sign up
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:00
  • March Volunteer Sign up
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 09:00
  • March Volunteer Sign up
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 09:00

Easter Blessings from Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County

cross_in_the_mountains.pngDuring this time of Lent, we are reminded that we all have crosses to bear. We live in a broken and hurting world. It's sometimes easy to become numb to the suffering around us in addition to our own. But look around with a fresh set of eyes and absorb the headlines of your newspaper or digest the evening news and imagine the name in the story is someone close to you to feel the weight of the suffering and the crosses that we all bear. 

Fortunately Lent is also a reminder of hope and renewal. It's a time when we may be able to lighten someone else's cross. By lifting them up we not only help one family but we may change the trajectory of generations to follow.

Recently I listened to a physician who reflected on her treatment of a young girl  and described it as inadequate. No amount of medicine would cure this child's ailments if she continued to live in the unacceptable conditions of her apartment. This physician went on to explain that "decent housing is like a protects against so many things that can harm you." We also know from academic research that good stable housing not only affects health but improves education scores, increases job opportunities, breaks the cycle of poverty and improves the local economy.

Each house we build or repair is a miracle. Not only does it dramatically improve the life for that family but like the single stone thrown into the pond, it creates a positive ripple that goes out in all directions. The building of a Habitat home not only benefits the new homeowner, but like the ripple in the pond, it returns to us and helps transform each of us as we help carry someone else's cross for a while.

I thank each of you for your support to help make miracles happen. Here in our own communities in Monmouth County we see many families in need. Please keep us in your prayers so that we are able to continue doing God's work. If we don't do it, who will?

May God Bless each of you this Easter!


Ray Gabler, Executive Director  

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County