MORRIS COUNTY — In August a special week has been set aside as a day designated by Morris Habitat as a “Women Build” week. “Women Build” brings women together from all walks of life to learn construction skills and to advocate for affordable housing and safer, stronger communities.
On Monday, August 7 through Saturday, August 12 “Women Build” week will be going to 18/20 Wallman Way, Budd Lake.
In the past, the response to this special day was overwhelming. Whether you have volunteered before or are a first time participant, Morris Habitat wants you to come out, or even better to get a group together for a special experience. Whether it’s on your own or with a group of friends, a church group, employees from a local company, all women are welcome.
When asked how she felt about last years’ event, Stephanie Sayki, Director of Volunteer Services, said “it was fantastic! The women that participated showed that you don’t have to have brawn and muscle to build. They all came together…different ages…different walks of life…all united in one goal, to build a home for a family in need.”
To learn more about Morris Habitat and different ways you can help, click here or call (973) 891-1934.
Founded in 1985, Morris Habitat for Humanity advocates for and builds affordable housing to enhance lives and strengthen the community. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds new homes and provides home repair services to income eligible families. Morris Habitat collaborates with other Habitat affiliates and related housing organizations to improve the affordable housing stock in the region, and over the last four years has more than doubled the number of homes built.
Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Morris Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Morris Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 400 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Of these 100 homes were home repair projects and 80 new homes were built as well.
In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have funded 22 homes and diverted almost 5,800 tons of useable material out of landfills. The store is located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.