MOORESTOWN, NJ (May 15, 2020) – Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) has launched a fund-raising effort to help support MEND residents – families, senior citizens and people with disabilities – who have been financially impacted by the pandemic, as well as help MEND continue its important affordable rental housing mission while ensuring the safety of residents and staff.
“COVID-19 has created challenges for both the MEND organization and those we serve,” said Matthew Reilly, President and CEO of MEND. “We are asking for our local communities to help us sustain MEND and our tenants in need throughout South Jersey.”
MEND, like all non-profit organizations that serve to provide “necessities of life for economically disadvantaged” households, is classified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of New Jersey as part of the “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” MEND staff have continued to work under trying circumstances to maintain apartments and continue to safely house the residents they serve.
To make a donation, please visit https://mendinc.org/crisis-fund.php.
Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) is a private, nonprofit, housing development organization founded by several Moorestown churches in 1969. MEND is a national and state award-winning developer dedicated to providing safe and affordable rental housing to senior citizens, disabled persons, and families of low and moderate income. MEND has developed 770 residential units at 30 locations in the Burlington County region. Over the past 50 years, MEND’s affordable housing production efforts have represented a $150 million real estate investment in the region. Visit www.mendinc.org for more information.
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