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Have you ever heard the story of the starfish, an adaptation of the "Star Thrower" by Loren C. Eisley? It's a story about a young girl walking the beach alongside thousands of starfish washed up on the shore. She begins to throw the starfish back into the ocean one at a time when a man approaches her asking why she would take the time to try and save them when her effort would make no difference. Disheartened by his words, she continued by throwing them as far as she could and said, "Well, I made a difference for that one!" Inspired by the girl, the man joined in by throwing the starfish back into the sea. Eventually, others joined in and soon all of the starfish were saved. 

On Thursday, August 25th we celebrated a groundbreaking on a lot donated to our affiliate by Upper Township. When Habitat for Humanity breaks ground, we start the process of building a stable foundation for a family who will no longer have to struggle to find affordable housing in Cape May County. However, that one family is now connected to the millions of families around the world Habitat serves every year. In 2018, prior to the pandemic, Habitat collectively helped more than 8.7 million people around the world build and improve the place they call home.

In our community and across the world, too many people are suffering from the housing crisis we are currently experiencing. When someone recently reminded us of the story of the starfish -  it truly hit home. Our organization continues to build individually as an affiliate and collectively as an international organization, working together to create a tremendous impact that resonates locally and globally.


Louis DeLollis is a partner at the law firm of Monzo Catanese Hillegass, P.C. where he focuses on  business transactions, commercial litigation, real estate and municipal law.  He is currently the president of the Cape May County Bar Association and is the attorney-coach for the Middle Township Mock Trial team.  Louis has a background in accounting and acted as a Staff Accountant for DuPont prior to pursuing his legal career.  He hopes to use his experience in law and accounting background to serve the community and Habitat for Humanity.


There is officially a new Construction Manager on board! John Piccolo is reporting for duty today and met last week with Sarah and Budd to review the transition process. Be on the lookout for the announcement of a Build Launch Party that will take place soon entailing a meet and greet, plan reveal for 103 East Ocean, a When to Help demonstration, giveaways, and refreshments.

Thank you to Upper Township for making affordable homeownership a priority through your contribution of land to Habitat for Humanity of Cape May County. Our subcontractors for our current build are:

A & C Septic Services LLC

Cowan Electric

Dave Adams Roofing & Siding

Gibson Associates P.A.

Modular Homes Affordably Priced

North East Precast 

Rodia's General Services

Sand Castle Excavating LLC

Salfi Plumbing & HVA

South Jersey Well Drilling Co. Inc


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Habitat for Humanity Cape May County
20 Court House South Dennis Rd  | Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
6094630244 | executive.director@habitatcapemay.org

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