WRAT-FM Joins in Rebuilding Jersey Shore Town

April 2, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter, along with dozens of other volunteers, helps to rebuild a damaged home in Union Beach, NJ, on October 12. President and Mrs. Carter joined nearly 150 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity to help build or repair homes for low-income families impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  Photo Credit: Eric Sucar, Greater Media Newspapers Staff Photographer

Former President Jimmy Carter, along with dozens of other volunteers, helps to rebuild a damaged home in Union Beach, NJ, on October 12. President and Mrs. Carter joined nearly 150 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity to help build or repair homes for low-income families impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Photo Credit: Eric Sucar, Greater Media Newspapers Staff Photographer

 

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.”