WCTC 1450 Community Events

1450 WCTC Community Calendar

  Event Description Time / Location
2/3 - 8/30 Perth Amboy Habitat for Humanity

Our first project in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, is a joint venture with Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (PARTNER) and the Perth Amboy Housing Authority. A new 3-bedroom single-family home will be built on Lawrie Street and will be sold to a qualified moderate-income applicant. The house will have a one-car garage, one and a half bathrooms and gas-fired heating and hot water. The house will be ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency. Green or reusable building materials will be used whenever feasible. Selling price for the home will be $135,000, with a zero-interest 30-year fixed mortgage held by Morris Habitat. The home will have a 30-year deed restriction that allows modest equity upon resale, but mandates that it be sold at an affordable price to another income-eligible family. In lieu of a down payment, the future homeowner will complete 300 hours of sweat equity helping to build their Habitat home.

The total cost of the project is approximately $260,000. Funds for the project will be raised through the collaborative efforts of PARTNER, Morris Habitat for Humanity and the local interfaith community. Sponsorships include a Community Development Block Grant(CDBG), a HOME grant through Middlesex County and a Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) grant from HUD. Pro bono professional services have been contributed by attorney James Mullen, Esq. (Basking Ridge), Stephen Kowalski from LiMN Architects (Basking Ridge), and engineer Fred Stewart from Stewart Surveying and Engineering (Rockaway).

Applications were offered to people with moderate income who were currently living in the rental properties of the Perth Amboy Housing Authority. Noris Mercado was selected as the homeowner. She will live in the new house with her 16-year-old daughter, her 14-year-old son and a grandson. Noris has always dreamed of owning a home. Her parents were never able to achieve this goal, and she wants to set an example for her own children. She works as a production technician making hearing aids.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2013. Foundation work began in spring 2014 with a planned completion date in summer 2015.

Come Build with Us
You can sign up ahead of time, or you can show up at the work site any day you are available. Just check the online volunteer calendar in the left column to confirm that the site is open, and head out with a signed release form. Any weather-related closures will be posted by 7:00 a.m.

10:00AM - 4:00PM, 440 Lawrie St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
5/31 Great Strides - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Right now there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but there is something you can do to help.

The CF Foundation's Greater NY Chapter invites you to join thousands of others for the New York City Great Strides walk Sunday, May 31st in Foley Square.

Great Strides is a great way to spend the day with friends and family to raise money and awareness for this life-threatening disease while "Adding Tomorrows" for people with CF. 

Join us Sunday, May 31st.  For more information about this walk and others in your area go to cff.org/GreatStrides

With your support CF can stand for Cure Found!

Great Strides NYC Walk Details: 
This is our largest fundraising walk in the NY area

  • Date: Sunday, May 31st, 2015
  • Check-in: 9:00 am
  • Walk Start Time: 10:00 am
  • 5k
  • Location: Foley Square, New York City

Join us Sunday, May 31st.  For more information about this walk and others in your area go to cff.org/GreatStrides

With your support CF can stand for Cure Found!

9:00AM - 1:00PM, Foley Square
New York, NY 10013
6/3 Day by Day Hope Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, please join Day by Day Hope Foundation at their Premier Charity Golf Tournament Honoring Dr. Bruno Fang, Oncologist,Regional Cancer Care Associates.

REGISTER NOW...and invite your friends to play!!

10:30am - Registration & Brunch

12:00pm - $10,000 Putting Challenge

12:45pm - Direct Players to Carts

1:00pm - Shotgun Start

5:45pm - Tournament Ends

6:00pm - Cocktail Reception, Prize Auctions, Awards Dinner & Entertainment


Click here to register: http://birdeasepro.com/DBDHFgolf



10:30 AM, Royce Brook Golf Club 201 Hamilton Road Hillsborough, NJ
6/13 Festa di San Antonio

Good Shepherd Parish at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 625 Florida Grove Rd., in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge will be hosting its annual Festa di San Antonio Saturday, June 13 from Noon to 8PM in Msgr. Gambino Hall. The day will include Italian food and desserts (eat in/take out), raffles, activities and games for children and more. Elevator service is available. Festa goers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the parish food pantry. For information call (732) 826-4859 or visit goodshepherdpanj.org. Whether you call it sauce or gravy come on by and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.

12 Noon, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 625 Florida Grove Rd., in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge

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