ShopRite will present a donation of $75,000 to the Atlantic County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, May 22 in the town of Ventnor, to assist the organization’s efforts to rebuild homes along the New Jersey shoreline, which incurred severe damage from Hurricane Sandy last fall.
A check presentation will take place at the site of a damaged home in the area, and volunteers from ShopRites throughout Atlantic County will be available on the day to help build a new house for the local resident.
The donation to Habitat for Humanity is just one part of ShopRite’s $1 million pledge to aid Sandy-related relief efforts. The grocery chain has also contributed food and funds to relief organizations working with New Jersey and New York coastal communities that were devastated by the storm.
“Supporting our communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is important to help them recover,” noted Christine Magyarits, ShopRite community relations manager. “As we all work together to rebuild the great state of New Jersey, ShopRite remains committed to supporting local organizations like Habitat for Humanity, who are on the front lines every day, delivering hope to our neighbors in need and helping to rebuild. It’s just something a good neighbor should do.”
“By this summer, we will have completed 10 new or newly renovated homes for deserving families in Ventnor alone,” added Jim Fisher, executive director for Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity. “With [ShopRite’s] help and that of our dedicated volunteers, we continue to help our New Jersey neighbors rebuild their homes and their lives.”
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Keasbey, N.J.-based retailer-owned cooperative Wakefern Food Corp. With nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than 5 million customers each week.