New Jersey

New Jersey

  Fuller Center for Housing (New Jersey Pines)

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Contact: Sharon Tarver, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31917
Phone:     229.294.2900    *Fax:  844-645-3485
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The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach and how this builds a Fund for Humanity, recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.

Time:  All Year.  Monday - Friday groups.  Weekend groups are a possibility (please call).  Work hours:  8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday.

Group Size:  1-30

Minimum Age: 16+ years.

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5

Accommodations:  Four local churches in beautiful shore settings.  New Jersey Pines is proud to be a partner with the Presbyterian Disaster West Jersey Presbytery, Margate Community UCC Church and Linwood Community Church for housing.  Groups provide their own meals.

Cost:  $160 per person

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   Disaster Recovery (Monmouth, and Ocean Counties) 


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Volunteers are still needed in New Jersey and especially the Monmouth and Ocean Counties as many individuals and
families still remain displaced from Superstorm Sandy.
There were over 72,000 homes effected in New Jersey and many of these residents are still not recovered.  Recovery has been slow due to a lack of personal funds, a lack in volunteerism and delays in the many state and local grants opportunities available.  

Work Needed:  Repair/Rebuild homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  Work ranges from basic carpentry to sheetrock, flooring, painting and finish molding.  Sometimes, based upon the volunteers skills, other job needs can be accomplished.

Site Management:  Site and construction management is being provided by UCC Disaster Ministries in partnership with local recovery agencies, ZPresbyterian, Disaster Assistance and Lutheran Disaster Response. 

Timeframe: Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.  Work Monday - Friday. 

Minimum Age:  16 years (senior high age groups accepted)

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:3

Maximum Group Size:  40

Accommodations:  Camp Evans in Wall, NJ is a "brand new" 144 bed facility built after Sandy.  The facility has 3 large bunk rooms (separated by gender), bathrooms, 2 TV areas, Wi-Fi, a game room, computer room, cafeteria room, kitchen trailer and 2 shower trailers each with a washer and dryer.  The building is located within a gated facility that has plenty of parking and outdoor space.

Required:  Insurance certificate from the sending church and waiver forms.

Tools:  Limited tools are available on site but groups should plan to bring their own tools when possible.

Costs:  $20/person/night (includes access to all Camp Evans amenities)

Meals:   Groups will be expected to purchase and prepare their own meals.

Scheduling:  866-732-6121 or 

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Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115