WRAT-FM Joins in Rebuilding Jersey Shore Town
April 2, 2014
With the effects of last year’s Superstorm Sandy still fresh in people’s minds and still present in our communities, WRAT-FM teamed up with Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in October to help build houses in one of the worst-hit towns on the Jersey Shore, Union Beach.
For several weeks, WRAT-FM solicited donations and volunteers to join the Rat Rebuilding Team—spending a day assisting contractors, construction workers, carpenters and DIY specialists in building new houses.
On Wednesday, October 9, WRAT-FM Personality Gotts went to the site to call in with project status updates and pitched in to help.
On Saturday, October 12, Gotts, WRAT-FM PD and Morning Co-Host Carl Craft, Promotion Coordinator Lacey Brock and several listeners joined former President Jimmy Carter to hammer nails, put up wallboard and frame windows.
By the end of the weekend, five houses were built for five families who were desperate to get back “home.”