Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is the recipient of a $96,840 grant in the second phase of grant disbursements from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, the nonprofit organization run by First Lady Mary Pat Christie.
The funding will serve as a staffing grant to support the construction crew in collaboration with Habitat’s grantors, said Lizzie Berardi, spokeswoman for the organization. The grant is dedicated to restoring homes that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy via the organization’s “A Brush With Kindness” program. Eighteen homes will be restored through the funding, with one of the projects valued at $20,000 alone.
“While there are certainly more homes that require Sandy related restoration work than there are funds currently available, the $97k grant immediately guarantees that qualified homeowners in need can be provided assistance,” Berardi said in an e-mail.