COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD—Jeff Marion holds his Pa. Proclamation he received from State Rep. Ed Gainey for “Excellence in Service Rendered to the Community.”Jeff Marion recently received a proclamation from State Rep. Ed Gainey for “Excellence in Service Rendered to the Community. ”The proclamation stated that coach Marion far exceeded the communities’ expectation as a coach of youth football, basketball and baseball.Marion stated that it all is his way of giving youth something positive to do all year long and keeping them off the streets. Marion coaches in several youth leagues in an attempt to help youth gear their energy in a positive direction through sports.Marion is also the circulation manager for the New Pittsburgh Courier.
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Despite her job at the Goddard School in West Long Branch, Hooten lacked the financial resources to afford an apartment for herself and her children. For the board members, staff members, legislators, volunteers and donors who worked to make it happen, this was a moment to celebrate: A day to cut the ribbon on a reality that began as a dream – the dream of having a stable home for the agency whose mission is to help homeless families find stable homes of their own. OCEANPORT – The red brick building at 501 Malterer Ave. was as crowded as a holiday party last Friday as supporters of Family Promise of Monmouth County gathered to celebrate the official opening of the agency’s day center for homeless families on a site formerly part of Fort Monmouth. FPMC, an affiliate of thenational Family Promiseorganization, paid FMERA$1 for a 99-year lease on the2,800-square-foot buildingand 2-acre site. The nonprofit investedapproximately $125,000 torenovate and improve thebuilding for its new mission. Anthony and Tatiana Rivera were among that number in 2018, when their mother, Suheil Hooten, found herselfwithout a home following theend of her marriage. The nonprofit is one of three social service agencies supporting the homeless that was granted the right to occupy a building at the former Fort Monmouth by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). The day center includesa comfortable living room,a fully stocked playroom,locker space where familiescan store their belongings,two showers, a kitchen, alaundry room and officespace for the agency’s threefull-time employees. Behind success stories like Hooten’s is a corps of volunteers from area religious congregations who work together to provide shelter, food and a constellation of services that support FPMC families as they tackle the obstacles that stand between them and stability. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Monmouth County is the fifth wealthiest of New Jersey’s 21 counties, with an annual median family income of over $100,000. Nevertheless, some 200 children in this county become homeless every year. Those employees are supported by an estimated 1,200 volunteers from area Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faith communities who do everything from making sandwiches to wielding sledgehammers. By Eileen Moon “It was very hard as a single mom with two kids to have to give up and say, ‘What am I going to do?’ ” she said. Fortunately, she found Family Promise. “They put a roof over my head. Me and my children had a safe haven. They provided all our meals. That gave me an opportunity to save every penny that I had. It was just amazing. They really provided time for me to do what I needed to do.” Today, Hooten and her two children have a three-bedroom apartment in Freehold that she was able to afford with the help of FPMC’s savings match program that doubled the money she set aside from her paycheck to cover the cost of a security deposit. “We’ve been working ongetting into this buildingsince 2008,” said FPMCboard vice president MikeMeriton. “The great ironyof this is that our missionis to help families in needget a permanent home andwe didn’t have a permanenthome ourselves.” “We are a small team but we are a dedicated army,” said FPMC executive director Christine Love. “Everything that you see in this building, we did with blood, sweat and tears.” “I was homeless as a child, but I was also homeless as an adult,” Love told the gathering Friday. Despite those struggles, she eventually graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work, followed by a master’s in business administration. “It doesn’t matter where you stop,” she said. “It matters that you keep going.”