On July 29thth, First Lady Mary Pat Christie named Eric Fuchs-Stengel as the 5th New Jersey Hero of 2014. Mr. Fuchs-Stengel is the founder and executive director of the Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization (MEVO), an organization committed to promoting sustainability in local communities.
On July 16th, First Lady Mary Pat Christie helped open the Affordable Housing Alliance’s Hurricane Sandy Housing Recovery Resource Center (HRRC) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. This new counseling center, funded in part by a grant from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, will provide homeowners and renters, whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, find viable and permanent housing solutions.
On July 2nd, First Lady Mary Pat Christie named Abby Daly as the 4th New Jersey Hero of 2014. Ms. Daly is the founder and executive director of Bridges of Books, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes books to underprivileged and at-risk children in the New Jersey area.
On June 18th, First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited Union Beach for a Rebuilding Union Beach event. This event marked the completion of the project’s first two modular homes. Mrs. Christie, Union Beach residents, and volunteers welcomed the Shane and Hoffman families, who had lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy, to their new homes.