SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, N.J., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Habitat for Humanity announced today that its upcoming Third Annual "Play to Build" fundraising event will honor both Jersey Shore residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy and the supporters of the organization's efforts to rebuild, repair and restore.
"In an average year, this is the season our building efforts kick in to high gear," said Maureen Mulligan, executive director, Coastal Habitat. "As I toured the devastation Sandy left our community last November, I realized Coastal Habitat's mission and commitment to the Jersey Shore had grown ten-fold. Today, as we continue our long-term recovery strategy to rebuild and repair communities from Manasquan to Allenhurst, I would like to deeply thank our generous supporters. It is with their generosity that our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative teams will rebuild property and hopefully lives."
Coastal Habitat for Humanity wishes to acknowledge support from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, City of Asbury Park and Habitat for Humanity International.
The organization also thanks the following for their financial contributions to its long-term, strategic rebuilding efforts: Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, Celebrating Homes; Robin Hood Foundation, Salesforce Foundation, Pearl Jam and the Vitology Foundation, Novo Nordisk, State Farm, Charles Lafitte Foundation, AARP Foundation, Citi Foundation, Madison Asbury Dry Operations, Jersey Restoring Jersey, Lanmark360, Tony Pallagrosi, UMT PRESENTS, Tim Donnelly and every performer at the "On the Beach" concert.
"We also received online and mailed donations of $10 to many multiples of that, from families and individuals from as far away as Illinois," said Mulligan. "Every donation stays local, directly impacts the community and is something we are very thankful for. This organization is run on volunteers and the continued financial support of others."
Coastal Habitat's Gift-in-Kind sponsors: Bosch, Chevy, General Motors, Home Depot, Lowes, Al Roker and the "Today" team, Valspar, Wayfair.com and Whirlpool. Additionally, the organization would like to recognize New Jersey Natural Gas for its generous gift of two vans to support Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative teams.
Third Annual "Play to (Re)Build" Casino Night major sponsors include: Investor's Bank, Ward Wright Sotheby's, Open Road Acura of East Brunswick.
Tickets to "Play to (Re)Build" Casino Night are $75 in advance ($85 at door), include $25 in gaming chips and one bar drink, and are available at CoastalHabitat.org or call 732.974.2422 ext. 2.
About Coastal Habitat for Humanity:
Founded in 1994, Coastal Habitat (501c3) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since its founding, Coastal Habitat has given a "hand up" to more than 100 families living in 18 cities. The organization's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is dedicated to the long-term repair, rebuild and restore of the community post-Superstorm Sandy. Habitat for Humanity is funded by tax-deductible donations and aided by local volunteers. Please contribute today at CoastalHabitat.org/Donate.
SOURCE Coastal Habitat for Humanity