Chapter Helps Rebuild Hurricane Damaged Home
Joint Effort With Habitat For Humanity
An intrepid group of FMS NY/NJ Chapter Members participated on the rebuild of a home in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on June 4, 2013.  This community was not only damaged by Super Storm Sandy but was severely impacted  due to a levee breach.  The home we worked on is one of many homes in the community fortunate enough to have the assistance of Habitat for Humanity to help them rebuild.

This particular home is owned by a retired couple who have lived in the home for 40 years.  We were proud to meet the couple who told us the story of that dreadful day when the water came up 3-4 feet in their home in a matter of minutes.  The interior of the home had to be completely gutted and rebuilt.  Fortunately, the owner, a retired contractor, did a lot of the work himself and then Habitat for Humanity stepped into to help.  He was very grateful not only for our assistance in painting the interior his home but for Habitat for Humanity.

The Chapter "Home Builder" Team  proudly displays the Chapter banner while wearing their Habitat for Humanity "Work Gear"!
Chapter President Maureen Kalena puts the finishing touches on a window sill without spilling a drop!
Our intrepid team "preps" for a home rebuild project.
Chapter Vice-President Andriette Mathews eyes up a painting assignment.
A job well-done ... but not without a long day of hard work and sacrifice.
Miriam Montagne cheerfully waves her paintbrush!