Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of National Family Promise, is committed to advocating for innovative solutions to ending family homelessness. They provide shelter, comprehensive case management, transportation and food. Did you know on an average day in Monmouth County there are 200 children who are homeless? Each year, Family Promise provides roughly 10,220 meals and 5,110 bed-nights for families in need. Referral calls from families seeking temporary housing continue to increase. Unfortunately, their capacity falls far short of the demand.
Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE)
Members and the pastor of Old First Church attended public hearings (January 25, March 29) on the so-called “Monmouth County Reliability Project” of JCP&L in response to its proposal to construct a 10 mile swath of 210-foot-high transmission lines along the NJ Transit line for ten miles, from Aberdeen-Matawan through Middletown and into Red Bank. Old First Church provided meeting space to RAGE., the organizing committee against this project as part of our concern for the effects of the lines on health and safety as well as stewardship of the earth. In addition, our congregation prepared a statement of our opposition to this project, which was handed to the judge at the first hearing.