Open Hearts with Covered Faces

Despite the pandemic, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is doing their best to meet the community’s needs. This week our construction volunteers kept a date with Arc of Ocean County’s Spiral Group Home through our “Home Preservation and Neighborhood Revitalization Project.” Long-standing volunteers gathered together to weed, beautify, and build flower boxes for the residents.

Both volunteers and residents look forward to these events as it is a group effort. “Unfortunately, because of the safety concerns, we are unable to share the fun with the residents. In addition, all work at the sites must be done outside,” stated Arnie (volunteer). Ironically, the volunteers and the residents are both at high risk for the Covid Virus and must all be extra cautious. “The volunteers are here because they are great people,” Todd Reinhardt (Construction Supervisor), added.

Regardless of the heat and even downpour of rain, the volunteers accomplished their goal, and both residents and volunteers gathered separately for a photo-op. Though hidden behind masks, the smiles beaming from the resident’s eyes displayed their gratitude. This time, our volunteers completed their mission with open hearts and covered faces.