Walk to Build Raises Over $11,000 for Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

LAVALLETTE, NJ – On Saturday, September 10, 2016, volunteers, family, friends and supporters of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity gathered on the Lavallette boardwalk for the first annual Walk to Build. With the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, participants marched in solidarity for 3 miles to stomp out poverty housing. The walk, kicked-off by Mayor LaCicero, was in conjunction with the annual Lavallette Founder’s Day Celebration. Over $11,000 was raised to benefit affordable housing efforts in the community by Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity.


Executive Director Suzan Fichtner and Board of Director President Dave Applegate educate participants on the mission of Habitat before the walk.

Walk to Build was sponsored by the Citta Foundation, Invision Inc., Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C., PS&S Inc., Spirits Unlimited Ortley Beach, Birchler Realtors, Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C., Coastal Gastroenterology, Donovan Catholic High School, Georgian Court University, Green Office, Luminer Converting Group, Surf Taco Seaside Park, Teresa Marron C.P.A. L.L.C., Villano Realtors, Seaside Park Service Center and The 3C’s Luncheonette.

Those interested in getting involved with Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity are invited to attend the Volunteer Fair Open House on Thursday, September 22nd. Stop by the Habitat office any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to learn about the mission, volunteer opportunities, construction, the ReStore, campus chapters, committees and more. The Volunteer Fair Open House will be held at the Habitat offices located behind Skip’s Florist at 1187 Washington Street, Toms River.

Stay tuned for details on Walk to Build 2017!

About Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity 

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in northern Ocean County. To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 16 new homes, 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and over 126 home repairs through its ‘A Brush with Kindness’ program. For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity at nohfh.com or call 732-228-7962.