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.
Help a Family Gain Independence
The 4th of July is an exciting time to celebrate our independence with family and friends. This year, this holiday is especially meaningful to us at Raritan Valley Habitat. For our new project in Lambertville, we have selected an immigrant family from Egypt, now permanent residents in the US, who came to this country seeking the freedom we all enjoy. Thanks to you we have been able to help many families celebrate independence and the bright future that comes with owning a Habitat home.
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.
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online form.