Northern Ocean Habitat Chooses Next New Home Owner

From the desk of Executive Director Suzan Fichtner for immediate release – July 13, 2018

Dear Habitat Family:

One week ago, Shakierra and her four children; Anthony, Daniel, Torrance and Andre’a were overjoyed to learn that they would now become our 19th partner family.  For years Shakierra has navigated working full time as a hospice aide while raising four children. Anthony; Shakierra’s oldest son helps his mom care for his two brothers and his little sister while attending Central Regional HS and playing football and basketball.

Home ownership has always been a dream for Shakierra especially after being displaced five years ago from Super Storm Sandy.  Presently the family lives in an OCEAN Inc affordable rental two houses down from their “soon to be” new home.  Every day Shakierra looks out her window and smiles as she imagines her home with the gardens she dreams of planting with her children. Habitat for Humanity prides itself on giving families the tools they need to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

Please join us Saturday July 14th at 9 a.m. for our Ground-Breaking Ceremony at 279 Elizabeth Ave Berkeley Township and on Thursday July 26, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Ocean County Mall for the “Building Homes from the Heart” Opening Ceremony.

A special thank you to Gabriel Gillen: President of Family First Funding for committing to a $75,000 Half House Sponsorship and to Berkeley Township for $100,000 Housing Trust Funds.

Peace & gratitude,



Lot has been cleared

Family has been told


Agreement has been signed – time to review the plans

Meeting the good folks at the Habitat ReStore

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