Morris Habitat for Humanity Receives Gift of $50,000 from New Jersey Natural Gas

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Karen Escobedo, NJNG Manager, Community Outreach and Blair Bravo, CEO Morris Habitat for Humanity

RANDOLPH  — New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is proud to support Morris Habitat for Humanity (MHfH) and its affordable homeownership programs including Neighborhood Revitalization which benefits residents in Dover, Succasunna and Mine Hill.  The one-time gift of $50,000 will also enable MHfH to break ground on 17 new affordable homes in 2018.  For over a decade, NJNG has worked with MHfH to help deserving families realize the dream of homeownership. Together, NJNG and MHfH have helped 13 families become first-time homeowners to date.

“We share Morris Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to strengthening our neighborhoods and communities. We are pleased to help them provide safe and affordable housing opportunities for deserving families in Morris County,”said Karen Escobedo, Manager Community Outreach at New Jersey Natural Gas.

“Words can only begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for this transformational gift from New Jersey Natural Gas”, said Blair Schleicher Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity.  “We are so very fortunate to have a partner like New Jersey Natural Gas supporting our programs.”

NJNG has been providing safe, reliable service since 1952 and serves more than 530,000 customers in Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties.

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that builds 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 over 400 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs.

 

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 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 over 400 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs.  Of these, 105 homes were home repair projects and 84 new homes were built.  In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, so that it has been open more than 10 years and has funded 22 of the 84 homes built and diverted almost 5,800 tons of useable material out of landfills.   The ReStore store is located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph and store hours are 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.

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