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Morris Habitat Reaches Out to Students During Their Winter Break for Help

Morris Habitat

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • 9:57am

MADISON, NJ - It takes more than a hammer and a nail to build a house; it takes volunteers like YOU to help make a dream come true.

Morris Habitat for Humanity will be building at two sites all winter long.  Projects in Madison and Dover involve  indoor work and have warming stations and hot drinks available. Morris Habitat welcomes all volunteers, but especially is looking for help from students that will be going on winter break!  If you are over 16 years old, please consider helping to make someone’s dream of homeownership a reality.

There are thousands of families living in inadequate or substandard housing in Morris County because they can’t afford the area’s high prices.  Morris Habitat is dedicated to building decent, affordable housing with low-income families. Those chosen by lottery to own a Habitat House must commit to at least 300 hours of “sweat equity to help build their future home. So come on out to a construction site and build along with the family and other community members.  With or without experience, every volunteer hour brings the homes closer to being completed. You will be taught what you need to know for that day.  Come once or more often.  Make this winter break a worthwhile one!

To volunteer, contact Stepanie Buonarota, Director of Volunteer Services, at 973-891-1934 ext. 103 and go to  www.MorrisHabitat.org  to sign up as a volunteer.

About Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing agency dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families in Morris County and the surrounding New Jersey area.  Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need.  Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 267 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. For more information about Morris Habitat call 973-891-1934 or visit

www.MorrisHabitat.org

About Morris Habitat ReStore

Operated by Morris Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore sells donated building supplies and furnishings at huge savings off normal retail costs. Proceeds from the store have funded the construction of 8 houses since 2007 and kept more than 3,000 tons of material out of landfills. Information on donating, volunteering, or any other aspect of the ReStore can be found on its website at www.morrisrestore.org or by calling (973) 366-3358.

Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph, NJ 07869, the ReStore is open Tuesday - noon-8pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm , Saturday 10am – 5pm, closed Sunday and Monday

Cash, debit cards, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Donation drop offs can be made during store hours, or for larger items call 973-366-3358 to schedule a pick-up. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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