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Service Hours Opportunity - Sept 23-24 and Sept 30-Oct 11

posted Sep 4, 2017, 5:20 PM by Choong Yim

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

As Troop 258 kicks-off their 2017 / 2018 years next Wednesday, it would be great if this opportunity to volunteer with Lowes and Habitat for Humanity on behalf of FPMC could be announced at the meeting. If any Scouts or Leaders are interested in volunteering it would be great if I could provide FPMC with a list of volunteers as soon as possible. Please include name, phone #, email address and either work weekend 1 or 2, so we can keep all volunteers updated should plans change.

The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) has granted Building 501 to FPMC. Lowes' Hope for Heroes and Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County have partnered with FPMC to make the facility suitable for serving their guests. Renovations include rebuilding 2 bathroom to add showers, adding a kitchen, replacing floors, repainting and landscaping.

The site of the project is inside Fort Monmouth, at the corner of Saltzman Ave and Malterer Ave in Oceanport  The entrance to the Fort at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 537 is now open to the public. 

9/23-24 VOLUNTEER WORK WEEKEND #1 (inside/outside) Lowes Hope for Heroes commences work - focus painting / landscaping etc (expect 30+ volunteers from Lowes) - plus Habitat / FPMC Volunteers to also pitch in - all volunteers wearing colored shirts representing their respective organization.

9/30-10/1 VOLUNTEER WORK WEEKEND #2 - Lowes commences kitchen work and any remaining interior work and exterior landscaping work(additional Habitat & FPMC volunteers as needed / available) re-install all furniture that was stored in the pod.

"Family Promise of Monmouth County (FPMC), an affiliate of National Family Promise is committed to advocating for innovative solutions to ending family homelessness. We provide shelter, comprehensive case management, transportation and food. On an average day in Monmouth County there are 200 children who are homeless? Each year, we provide roughly 10,220 meals and 5,110 bed-nights for families in need.  Referral calls from families seeking temporary housing continue to increase. Unfortunately, our capacity falls far short of the demand." For more information about the organization go to

This service opportunity came from Mr. Peter Brophy.  I will be coordinating the efforts for Mr, Brophy.  Would appreciate if volunteers will advise asap as possible.