Ocean County Board of Realtors Donate to Northern Ocean Habitat

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The Ocean County Board of Realtors presented Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity with a check for $2,000 to benefit new home construction and repair projects for local,
low-income residents. The check was for a grant sponsored by New Jersey Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. Northern Ocean Habitat recently broke ground on their seventeenth new home in the Manitou Park section of Berkeley Township for Marjorie and her two children. This is the fourth home to be built in Manitou Park as part of ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts.

In addition to donating monetarily, the Ocean County Board of Realtor’s Community Service Committee donated their time on ‘A Brush with Kindness’ repair project in Bayville. The homeowner was a single, disabled, low-income mother of two young adults who both suffer from neurological, lung and blood disorders. She applied for several programs and organizations in hopes of finding someone to perform roof work and other repairs on her home before finding Northern Ocean Habitat. The Ocean County Board of Realtors sanded, painted and stained the entire back deck and replaced all rotted spindles. They also power-washed and stained the back fence and seeded grass patches in the yard. Habitat was able to provide a sub-contractor to repair the homeowner’s leaking roof.

About Ocean County Board of Realtors

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The Ocean County Board of REALTORS® is a real estate related member trade association serving nearly 2,000 agents from 160 offices. Chartered by the National Association of REALTORS® in 1934, the Ocean County Board of REALTORS® has a long standing tradition of representing the community in real estate matters. The Ocean County Board of REALTORS® works to provide our members with the tools they need to remain successful, which include the Jersey Shore Multiple Listing Service, educational programs, and an extensive political action program. The Mission of the Ocean County Board of REALTORS® (OCBR) is to promote education, professionalism, and ethics among their members. They strive to enhance the public’s awareness of the value of using a REALTOR®, and seek to be an advocate for shaping their industry.

About Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in northern Ocean County. To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 16 new homes, 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and over 120 home repairs through its ‘A Brush with Kindness’ program. For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity at nohfh.com or call 732-228-7962.

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