STUDENTS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY & PROVIDENCE & BOSTON COLLEGES VOLUNTEER IN ASBURY PARK
As part of Habitat for Humanity’s annual Collegiate Challenge, Coastal Habitat welcomed students from Providence College, Boston College and Yale University over the past three weeks to help renovate a home on Borden Avenue in the Southwest side of Asbury Park.
Almost 50 students donated a week of their spring break to volunteer with the organization. Working in teams guided by the charity’s building professionals, the students helped with everything from painting to laying flooring and installing kitchen cabinets.
“The Collegiate Challenge program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of students and inspire a lifetime of giving back,” said Maureen Mulligan, executive director of Coastal Habitat. “This is the third year Providence College students have come to our area to help. What every student does for our neighborhoods is hugely impactful.”
April 1, the charity launches its 22nd construction season, helping to bring strength, stability, self-reliance and safe shelter to area neighborhoods.
Earlier this week Coastal Habitat for Humanity named its 2016 Hearts & Hammers honorees: New Jersey Bankers Association, Neptune Committeeman Randy Bishop and Star News Group. Each year, the event recognizes three of its many community partners.
“There are so many people I work beside who have made this honor possible,” said Committeeman Randy Bishop. “The work of Coastal Habitat for Humanity is the work that builds and rebuilds lives, homes and communities in Neptune and throughout our area.”
For information about the Hearts & Hammers event on Thursday, April 21 or volunteering, visit CoastalHabitat.org.