Superstorm Sandy: One year later with CHFH

Friday, October 25, 2013

As the metro area commemorates the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends impacted.

Looking back, the storm was a transformative force for the cities and towns Coastal Habitat has served since 1994, as well as the organization.  During the first few weeks after the storm Coastal Habitat evolved into a local hub of information, partnership, action and – most importantly – results, bringing together state and local officials, charities, homeowners and volunteers from all backgrounds and affiliations.

"They were here two weeks after the storm and I know this is an organization that will have feet on the ground until the work is done," said NJ’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund.  "This is an organization the community can rely on."

A year later, Coastal Habitat’s team of volunteers and employees have dedicated themselves to developing and implementing individualized, concrete, long-term solutions to the seemingly overwhelming challenges families and communities continue to face.

"Coastal Habitat has been a leader in the rebuilding of Monmouth County after Superstorm Sandy," said Tim Hearne, president, United Way of Monmouth County.  "They have stepped up and helped families while bringing together people and organizations – many times without fanfare.  The organization is focused on doing the right things to get individuals and families back into their homes."

And our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative team will be here until the work is done.  As a recognized integral component of the restoration of Southern Monmouth County, Coastal Habitat has a seven year plan of action and impact.

We invite you to learn more about our solutions, plan and results by requesting a copy of Coastal Habitat’s Repair.Restore.Rebuild. one-year impact summary.  Call the Development Department at 732-974-2422, ext. 8. or email your mailing address to for your own copy of the summary.  In the meantime, visit for more information.