Tuckerton Homebuilder Joins Nonprofit to Help Superstorm Sandy Victims
Homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy now have more options for rebuilding thanks to a partnership between A Future With Hope Inc. and Miller Homes, LLC. A Future With Hope, one of the leading Sandy recovery organizations in New Jersey, and Miller Homes, a full-service custom modular home builder located in Tuckerton, have teamed to provide affordable modular homes to homeowners in need of a total rebuild.
Homeowners have the option of an 800-, 1,200- or 1,600-square-foot home built to meet all RREM requirements. The homes are Energy Star 3.0 compliant.
Miller Homes delivers and sets the home while A Future With Hope supplies volunteers and professional tradespeople to finish the work. The first home built through the work of this team effort has just been completed in Tuckerton on South Green Street.
On Oct. 29, the third anniversary of the storm, A Future With Hope and Miller Homes will celebrate this partnership in a day of commemoration with other partners in recovery. Representatives from the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group and Episcopal Relief and Development will join them for a lunch at Lighthouse Alliance Community Church on Route 9 in Little Egg Harbor. The lunch will be served by the Salvation Army Mobile Canteen, and the guest speaker will be Major Betty Israel of the Salvation Army, who will speak about the many organizations working together that make recovery possible. After lunch the group will hold a house blessing at 3 p.m. for the Tuckerton home.
Miller Homes is a family-owned and -operated business, creating modular homes for clients along the Jersey Shore that is an A-plus accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. More information on Miller Homes can be found at millerhomesnj.com.
A Future With Hope is a nonprofit organization started by the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey to lead relief and recovery efforts after Sandy. It has rebuilt 183 homes and has a goal of completing 300 to 500 homes. Using volunteer labor and professional tradesmen, A Future With Hope offers homeowners construction solutions that help stretch dollars farther. Volunteers come from all over the United States to rebuild homes. The organization’s goal is to use 20,000 volunteers to help those in need of rebuild. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 families’ homes are still in need of repair from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. More information on A Future With Hope can be found at afuturewithhope.org or by calling 732-359-1012. —P.J.