Hello. I’m Pam DiMartile, the Executive Director at Warren County Habitat for Humanity. We strive to put God’s love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We are an organization of action! Since the inception of Warren County Habitat for Humanity over 24 years ago, we have built 21 homes and repaired hundreds of others for the people of Warren County. In the next three months, we will be turning the keys over to two more families, taking our total number of new homes to 23!
None of this is possible without your support. We rely on active volunteers to: build and repair homes; work at Warren County’s ReStore thrift shop in Washington, New Jersey; volunteer on committees and attend events to spread the word about the good work of Warren County Habitat for Humanity. We are so grateful to the donors who help us financially – donating either materials for building and repair projects or money to help fund our work. I don’t think we can say, “Thank you” enough to all the volunteers and donors who have supported Warren Habitat in the past and continue to support us today.
The challenges facing families here in Warren County are serious. There is still so much more to do! One out of three households in Warren County struggle to make ends meet. Some families lack complete kitchen or plumbing facilities. Others live in overcrowded homes or apartments. Poor quality and inadequate housing contributes to health problems such as infectious and chronic diseases, injuries and poor childhood development. Some families are spending half their income on rent or to pay their mortgage. Households experiencing severe cost burdens have to face difficult trade offs in meeting other basic needs. When the majority of the paycheck goes to rent or mortgage, it makes it hard to afford health insurance, health care and medication, healthy foods, utility bills or reliable transportation to work or school.
Good health begins with having homes that are safe and free from physical hazards. Warren County Habitat for Humanity builds safe, sturdy, affordable homes that provide families with a sense of privacy, security, stability and control. We build each home like we are building it for our own families. We give care and attention to every detail to ensure that the families will have a wonderful home for years to come.
Each of our partner families spend hundreds of hours helping to build their own home. They truly are our partners. We are asking you to partner with us too. Won’t you get involved and help give your neighbor a hand up and not a hand out? Please check out our Volunteer and Donation pages here on our website. May God bless you for your generosity. Let’s change Warren County for the better together!