Habitat for Humanity plans two events for Sandy victims next week in Atlantic County

Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County will hold two fairs next week for people who need critical home repairs due to Hurricane Sandy. They are also asking for residents to volunteer to appear at future community events.

The fairs will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at 4276 Harbour Beach Blvd., Brigantine.

Residents can ask for assistance with major renovation needs to their homes. They can receive help with limited repayments.

Eligible families are those within 80 percent or less of the area median income who sustained damage to their only residence, registered with FEMA and submitted claims to their insurance company, if applicable.

Interested families must bring copies of their last income tax return, three current and consecutive pay stubs, FEMA applications and related correspondences, home and flood insurance correspondences, the title and mortgage to the property in need of repair, and proof that taxes are current.

The nonprofit organization is also starting a volunteer campaign to staff Habitat for Humanity tables at various community events. They include March 8 to March 10 at the New Jersey Home & Garden Show in Atlantic City, March 23 at Dave's Day at the Northfield Community School, April 21 at the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority’s annual Earth Day in Egg Harbor Township, and April 27 at Somers Point Bayfest.

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