HIGHLANDS, NJ - Two leaders in Sandy recovery, A Future With Hope and St. Bernard Project, are teaming up to help Highlands residents who need construction and recovery assistance as a result of superstorm Sandy.  Both organizations have capacity to help more people.  Starting Dec. 29, representatives from both organizations will be walking each street of Highlands to make a visual assessment of each home and follow up with homeowners to make sure that all homewoenrs in Highalnds have a path to safe and secure housing. 

What:   Qualified staff from A Future With Hope and St. Bernard Project will assess Highlands street by street to identify properties in need of repair and contact owners to offer assistance. 

When:   Starting Dec. 29, 2014

Where:   Highlands, N.J. starting at Snug Harbor Ave. and working toward Atlantic St. 

About A Future With Hope:  

A Future With Hope is a nonprofit organization started by the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey to lead relief and recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy.  Skilled volunteers come from all over the United States to rebuild homes.  The organization’s goal is to use 20,000 volunteers to help rebuild 300 to 500 homes and provide case management to affected families.  

Through the end of December, they have completed more than 123 homes throughout the state and 10 homes in Highlands.  They have completed work in 21 different communities including Atlantic City, Brick, Forked River, Highlands, Keansburg, Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Ocean Gate, Union Beach and others.  For more information please visit afuturewithhope.org.

About St. Bernard Project:
St. Bernard Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that communities affected by disaster have the resources to recovery.  The residential rebuilding program in Monmouth County serves home owners who lack the financial means necessary to rebuild on their own.  St. Bernard’s New Jersey operations are committed to the long-term recovery of Monmouth County.   For more information, please visit stbernardproject.org.