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Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County Will Hold Its First Annual Raise the Roof FUN-raiser!

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County ("HFHHC"), the affiliate of the home-building volunteer organization, will hold its First Annual Raise the Roof FUN-raiser! at the Culinary Conference Center of Hudson County Community College located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 6 pm .

The event will include a buffet dinner, 50/50 raffle, a silent auction of exceptional prizes, digital advertising and music provided by DJ Theron Steiner (a.k.a. Tasty Cakes). In addition, all ticket holders will be eligible for a drawing for a very special gift! Laughter, good conversation, and dancing are encouraged!

At the event, a Hudson County student will receive the Edward Levy Memorial Scholarship, an award given for demonstrating a socially conscious effort to support affordable housing in honor of a Bergen County architect who was a strong supporter of Habitat.

The money raised at this event will support Habitat's new construction project, a three-family building in the town of Kearny, with land donated from Hudson County and funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administered by the Hudson County Division of Housing & Community Development. A portion of the proceeds will also help launch "Habitat Helping Hands", a repair program designed to help low-income homeowners recover from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Want to get involved? HFHHC is participating in the Volunteer Expo at the Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Find out what's happening next at our project at 41 Kearny Avenue in Kearny, NJ. Whether you're a builder, an accountant, or an office worker, HFHHC could use your help. Find out how you can help! Our next event is a happy hour at the Hamilton Inn in Jersey City on May 21[sup.st], and more events will be posted on our Facebook page (Trustees Networking Event in June, Golf Outing & Tournament scheduled for late Summer).

HFHHC promotes home ownership with volunteers building houses in partnership with Hudson County residents in need of adequate housing. We serve Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, and all communities in Hudson County. Margaret Cook-Levy founded the Hudson County affiliate.

Press Contact: Susan Firth -201-982-2921-- habitatofhudsoncounty@gmail.com url: www.habitathudsoncounty.org fb: facebook.com/Habitat.for.Humanity.Hudson.County tw: @HabitatHudsonCounty

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