building homes from the heart

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WJRZ - Building Homes From the Heart

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Ocean County Mall


Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and WJRZ 100.1 FM will be hosting a two-day team build event.


This fundraising event is a rare opportunity for donors to engage employees, friends, and families in building a new Habitat home for a selected qualifying homeowner to purchase.    Northern Ocean Habitat first began this event in 2015, and in 2016 WJRZ 100.1 became a major partner and “Building Homes from the Heart” was born. The house panels will be constructed by the teams during the two days and the panels will then be trucked to the build site in Berkeley Township.  


“Building Homes from the Heart” will engage a maximum of 12 teams on Thursday, July 26, 2018, and Friday, July 27, 2018.  Please note there is a minimum age of 18 years old to build.  No walk-ins are permitted.


The event will be held at the Ocean County Mall, Toms River, in the parking lot generally across from Macy’s and near Hooper Avenue, north of the main Mall entrance (make a left after entering the Mall from Hooper Avenue).


Ocean County at the Jersey Shore, like many communities, lacks affordable housing for the working poor, yet we rely on the many services these neighbors provide (nurse’s aides, cleaning help, caregiving, construction, child care, etc.).  As land is especially costly here at the Jersey Shore, Northern Ocean Habitat has come to rely on land donated by municipalities, private individuals, and estates  and the generosity of funders and volunteers to be able to construct an affordable home in order to sell it to a qualifying homeowner at 0% interest. Typically the new homeowner partners will have been selected prior to this build event, adding a very personal and rewarding layer to the experience by having them work beside your team to build this home.  For sponsors, it is a life changing experience for your organization, family and friends when you realize the impact and difference you are making on families’ lives. As an added bonus, along with WJRZ 100.1, we are able to provide unique benefits within our partnership packages, including radio advertising and advertising within our large and busy ReStore on Route 37 in Toms River.


More information is available through these links:


2018 $5,000 DIAMOND HAMMER sponsorship package

2018 $7,500 PLATINUM HAMMER sponsorship package

2018 $10,000 GOLD HAMMER sponsorship package

2018 $37,500 QUARTER-HOUSE sponsorship package

2018 $75,000 HALF-HOUSE sponsorship package



Download 2018 BHFTH Schedule

At BHFTH Site(Ocean County Mall – Toms River NJ):

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

  • construct panels
  • raise front walls of house
  • load for transport

7:00 am – Set-up: (construction team and volunteer team)

8:00 am Registration (sign in, tee shirts)

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Opening Ceremony

10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Group slots (3): (mandatory 15-minute water break 11:15 am)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Mandatory lunch break

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Group slots (3): (mandatory 15-minute water break 2:45 pm)

4:30 pm +/-  Take down:

Friday, July 27, 2018:

  • construct panels
  • raise back walls of house
  • load for transport

7:00 am – Set-up: (construction team and volunteer team)

8:00 am Registration (sign in, tee shirts)

9:00 am – 11:30 pm – Group slots (3): (mandatory 15-minute water break 10:15 am)

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm – Mandatory lunch break

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Group slots (3): (mandatory 15-minute water break 1:45 pm)

3:30 pm +/-  Take down:

Download 2018 BHFTH Flyer in PDF format

Download Architect Elevation

Meet the homeowner(s) – the selection process is underway for our 19th new home so please check back here to meet the new homeowner(s).

or contact:  

Diana Giuliano, Program Director (732) 228-7962, ext. 109 / email

Meagan O’Biso, Resource Development (732) 228-7962, ext. 102 / email


Please view a summary of 2017 activities for Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Thank you to our sponsors


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