Chapter Continues Hurricane Rebuilding Effort
Chapter Members Volunteer to Assist Habitat for Humanity
FMS NY/NJ Chapter Members continue to help victims of Super Storm Sandy. On May 16, 2014 a dedicated group of FMS NY/NJ Chapter Members participated on the rebuild of several homes in Little Ferry, New Jersey still devastated nearly a year and half after the storm. Duties varied from sanding to painting to laying a subfloor, and the group was very eager to learn new skills with the guidance of skilled craftsmen form Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.

Last year, our Chapter participated in rebuilding a home owned by a retired couple who have lived in the home for 40 years. We were fortunate to meet the owner again this year. He was so proud of his completed renovated, beautiful home and extremely grateful for all of the assistance he received during the year he and his wife were displaced from their home. Some chapter members actually got to see the rebuilt home and were all in agreement that the house was beautiful. The house had now become a home again! In fact, the owner is “paying it forward” and now regularly volunteers at Habitat for Humanity helping other victims of the storm and renovating their homes.

The Chapter "Home Builder" Team  proudly displays the Chapter banner while wearing their Habitat for Humanity "surgical gear"!
Kelley Serafinas (l.) and Amy Wheatley really have this window covered! Now what to do about the walls?!?
Miriam Montagne and
son Daniel pause for
a photo opportunity.
Our Chapter team gears up for the day's strategy session.
The Chapter's "work crew" take a well deserved break from "real" work!

(l.-r.) Linda Stahl, Miriam Montagne and Chapter Vice President Andriette Mathews admire a job well done!
Our intrepid team "preps" for home rebuild "surgery".
A real work in progress!

A "brand new" kitchen is now ready for the first "spill"!