OUR VISION:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

OUR MISSION:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry with the goal of making decent, affordable housing available to every family worldwide. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) is committed to achieving that goal in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

    

 About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

 Habitat for Humanity Raritan Valley is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity (Name) is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

 

All are Welcome  

 Habitat for Humanity Raritan Valley has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

 

 About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.  

 

Latest News

Help a Family Gain a Hand Up

The holiday season is a perfect time to give to others.  This holiday is especially meaningful to us at Raritan Valley Habitat as we focus on our new project in Lambertville at 32 Belvidere Ave.  

Please consider donating money or volunteering to help us continue our efforts at this time. New Ways to Donate! Looking for a budget-friendly option? A new system was launched to accept ongoing monthly or single payment donations. Monthly giving is a great way to help those in need. Donating $10 or more each month will have a big impact over time. Donate now.

Donations can also be mailed to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 6275, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  We are always grateful for your generous support to our mission of providing affordable housing to low income families. Stayed tuned for future email updates! We have many exciting plans to share with you!

In Partnership, Doreen Blanc Rockstrom Executive Director

She’ll Ride to Build Affordable Homes

May 8, 2014

Adapted from a story written by Gene Robbins of the Hillsborough Beacon

Before leaving to serve her country, Angela Kollmer is working to raise money for Habitat for Humanity with most of the money being designated for our chapter, RVHFH.  Ms Kollmer, along with 32 other riders, will ride her bicycle 4,058 miles from Florida to California with an organization called Bike and Build.

Although as of today she has raised 78% of the money she needs, she still needs help raising more.  You can help her make a difference for people right here in our community by going to bike and build and making a donation.  Hurry – donations must by in by May 16th!

Ms Kollmer is a Hillsborough native who recently graduated from the Army ROTC’s Leadership and Development Assessment Course as well as the Army’s Airborne School in Ft. Benning, Georgia.  Please consider supporting her in her effort as she uses “her last free summer” to help build affordable housing.

Family Selected for new Belvidere Ave., Lambertville Build Project

The selection lottery for the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Belvidere Ave. project, a single family home, was held at the Lambertville Municipal Building on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Attending from Lambertville was Bambi Kuhl, Municipal Welfare Director; and from RVHFH were Doreen Blanc Rockstrom, Executive Director; Mary Ellen Koscs-Fleming, Co-Chairperson of the Family Selection Committee; Carrie Dubiel, Operations Manager and Director of Development.

Bambi Kuhl draws the name of the future Lambertville homeowner as Doreen Blanc Rockstrom and Mary Ellen Koscs-Fleming look on (pictured left to right).

Mary Ellen Koscs-Fleming welcomed the group and spoke about the long-term partnership of RVHFH and Lambertville. She briefly described the selection process for the project and confirmed that the Board of RVHFH had approved two families for the lottery for the Belvidere Ave. project, which will be the 48th RV Habitat home and the 8th home in Lambertville. Mary Ellen gave some information about the two families. The names of the families were placed in the Habitat paint can and one name was selected by Bambi Kuhl.

The successful family name

The successful family is the Attaalla/Abader Family. The Azez/Masoud Family will be the backup in case the Attaalla Family is unable to complete the process.

Check back here for more details on the build and the family.

 

Upcoming Events

Voluteers Needed – Lambertville Now and Soon in Franklin Township

Ready to swing a hammer? We’ve started site preparations for the new house in Lambertville and will need volunteers starting in late July – early August. We are also in the process of purchasing two properties in Franklin Township for our next projects.

Office help is needed too! If you have time, we’d love to have you join us in our Somerville office.

To sign up to volunteer to help with construction or in the office, please contact our volunteer hotline, at 908-704-0016 ext. 16 or via email: volunteer1@rvhabitat.org or use our online form.

 

More info and to watch a short video