Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s Community Center Celebrates 2 Years!

Washington, NJ (April 2024) – 

For the past two years, Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s (Warren County Habitat) building at 31 Belvidere Ave in Washington has operated as a successful Community Center. Many will remember the building as a simple office space with construction needed in the back, a Habitat for Humanity thrift shop, or even as the home of the Central Warren Youth Association (CWYA) for many years. In 2009, the CWYA donated the building to Warren County Habitat for Humanity with the hopes that the organization would someday continue providing services for youth. In 2022, that dream was finally realized.

Two years and almost one thousand events later, the Warren County Habitat Community Center has grown into a lively hub bursting with activity! With an average of sixty-two events per month, from restorative yoga to high-energy kids’ parties and Zumba classes, Warren County Habitat is honored to carry on the traditions set in motion by the CWYA. 

Faith Tempany, organizer of the Community Center’s monthly Toddler Time, shared that “[the Community Center and Toddler Time] have definitely been a huge impact for me and the other moms, and for our kids. They’re building friendships, and it’s really sweet to watch! It’s [also] good for the parents…we’ve built friendships, we vent to each other and we know we’re not alone.”

During the first two weeks of April, the Community Center hosted a series of events to celebrate their Two-Year Anniversary. Beginning with free Tai-Chi/QiGong on Thursday, April 4th, members of the community focused on centering themselves and channeling positive energy. The very next day, adults and children alike spent some time unleashing their creativity with crafts and even had surprise visits from Disco Barbie and Batman!

Two hours of free exercise classes took place that evening, beginning with a warm-up from Sandy who instructs Zumba Gold, a low-impact version of regular Zumba, and moving into an hour of regular Zumba taught by instructors Camee Lee and Marina Tasevska. After participants danced their hearts out, they cooled down with a half hour of yoga from instructor Silvia Baldwin.

To round off the celebrations, there was a special lunchtime performance hosted by Kevin McCann and Steve Kirchuk, the organizers of the biweekly Open Mic Nights. Local bands and musicians such as Diana Dove, Fred Romano and Avoiding Foreclosure played covers and originals as Warren County music lovers spent their lunch break being serenaded.

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is proud to serve the community of Washington Borough and beyond with programs, company and organization-run meetings and events for all ages. To book your next meeting or event at the Community Center, please fill out an interest form at warrenhabitat.org/cc. For more events at the Community Center, please visit warrenhabitat.org/cc/cccalendar. To support the work Warren County Habitat for Humanity is doing in your community, feel free to visit their website at www.warrenhabitat.org.

 

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About Warren County Habitat for Humanity

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International and has served Warren County since 1999. An accredited 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, Habitat’s vision is a time where everyone in Warren County has a decent place to live. Habitat’s mission is, “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.” To learn more about Warren County Habitat or to donate, visit www.warrenhabitat.org.

 

CONTACT:
Brittany Powelson
Public Relations Manager
Warren County Habitat for Humanity
908-835-1300 x11
Brittany.powelson@warrenhabitat.org

 

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