EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity has spent the past few months reorganizing and preparing for the revitalized future of the organization to better help the local community, according to an organization press release.
“As the needs within Atlantic County continue to grow, ACHFH is implementing a new initiative to ensure the future of the organization is best prepared to provide the level of support needed within the county,” it stated.
This initiative required the establishment of a new board of board of directors, including Geoff Hieb as president, Robert Reid as vice president, Amanda McGowan as secretary and Robert Sobkow as treasurer. Fellow Board members include Joe Yeoman, Linda Dickens-Hall, Jessica Wenger, Dawn Konrady, Marisol Tapia, Dee Kassis and Debbie Stevenson.
“Each new board member brings such enthusiasm and dedication to the table as they work to enhance the Habitat mission of building communities, homes and hope,” stated Executive Director Carol Schwartz.
The board is heavily concentrating on raising funds for ACHFH, to better enable their ability to assist the increasing number of families requiring assistance. Through the efforts of the board, staff and volunteers, ACHFH will soon be opening a store, or as they are calling it, “ReStore at the Shore.”
The Restore will act as a nonprofit home improvement center, stocked with donated new and gently used home essentials including furniture, appliances and building materials, available to the general public at highly discounted prices.
The ReStore at the Shore’s location, 2733 Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township, was chosen in part because of its 10,000 square foot space, and because of its convenient location which offers ample exposure to the Atlantic County community. The implementation of a ReStore is a national Habitat for Humanity initiative, with locations all across the nation and proven reports showing great value to the communities they serve.
“Preparing, researching, and taking this next step has been such an exciting time for us here at Habitat. As we organize and ready the building to open the doors, we are really focusing on spreading the word about the ReStore,” explained Hieb. “The more people that know about us and our ReStore, the more donations we hope to receive and ultimately, the more materials and home essentials that will be available for those in need.”
Call 609-487-9472 or go online to www.achabitat.org for more information about donating to the Restore or for information including volunteer and fundraising opportunities.