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JBJSF Provides Funding to Help Hamptons Community Outreach

The Shinnecock Indian Nation, located in eastern Long Island, NY, is one of the oldest self-governing tribes in the US. Today, there are 275 legal dwellings on the Reservation. Unfortunately, many of these homes fail to meet basic structural, health, and safety standards. Sixty percent of households on the Reservation live below the poverty line without resources to repair the homes into proper living conditions so that the families and individuals can stay in them safely.

Hamptons Community Outreach has been working to provide much needed repairs to the homes on the reservation. Over the last two years, they have worked with local builders and contractors, many of whom provided their services pro bono, to complete work on 24 multigenerational houses. However, each week their committee reviews urgent requests for more home repairs on the Reservation. These repairs range from roof replacement, mold remediation, floor repairs and heat installation.

The work of Hamptons Community Outreach helps to reunite families who have been displaced due to unsafe living conditions. The JBJ Soul Foundation is proud to support their work with a grant that will help renovate multiple homes on the Reservation. There is more work to be done as about 20 homes are still on their waiting list.

To read more information about Hamptons Community Outreach, click HERE.

To join us in supporting this project, please click HERE and put “Home Repairs” in the comment section.