Spring break is almost here and many students wonder what they can do with their free time. Morris Habitat for Humanity has building projects going on in both Madison and Dover as well as an active home repair project in Parsippany. Others are beginning to get under way as well, because this year Morris Habitat is committed to nine projects and finishing eight before the end of 2014. Much of the effort at the active work sites involves indoor work and there are warming stations and hot drinks available. Morris Habitat welcomes all volunteers, but they’re hoping to encourage help from students on spring break! If you are over 16 years of age or older, consider helping to make someone’s dream of homeownership a reality. Get a group of friends together and make it an even more special experience.
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. 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!
To volunteer, contact Stephanie Buonarota, Director of Volunteer Services, at (973) 891-1934 ext. 103 and go to www.MorrisHabitat.org to sign up as a volunteer.