Basking Ridge teen helps repair skirting on a mobile home

New Jersey youth spend a week making a difference in Lincoln County

Every summer since the 1980’s, a group of youths from Basking Ridge, New Jersey have come to the Pemaquid Peninsula to do county-wide service work, building community while serving neighbors. In early July, twenty teen volunteers accompanied by their adult leaders partnered with CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Projects), and a number of other local organizations including Stepping Stone Housing, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, and Bristol Parks.

In support of CHIP, Basking Ridge service teams worked on half a dozen homes, making large and small repairs such as removing rot, replacing a wall, fixing exit stairs, mending mobile home skirting, and filling rodent holes with rodent-repelling foam.

The Basking Ridge crew at the Carpenters' Boat Shop

CHIP also offers regular and on-going opportunities for locals to support these types of projects throughout the year, as well as, at their upcoming annual Community Cares Day, an annual event held the first Saturday after Labor Day. Running strong since 2003, this year’s Community Cares Day is set for Saturday, September 9, 2023. Skilled crew leaders safely guide helpers in yard clean-up and minor home and porch repairs. All levels of skills and experience are welcome and organized accordingly to join in service, conversation, and build hope. Click here to register!

Posted in CHiP News.