Morris Habitat for Humanity continues to celebrate its 25thAnniversary and was asked by Johnson & Johnson in Morris Plains to participate in their Community Education Event timed for April’s Earth Day activities.  Company employees were able to find out more about the affordable housing that Morris Habitat provides, as well as the opportunities to become a Habitat volunteer.  A number of them said they were interested in home building at the current project under way at Peer Place in Denville.  Many were unaware of the ReStore on Iron Mountain Road in Mine Hill and were pleased not only to have a worthwhile place to donate good used home supplies and furniture, but also to get huge savings by shopping at the ReStore.

Rita Parikh was very impressed that the Morris Habitat ReStore had raised enough funds equivalent to building four homes. “My daughter has been active in Habitat for Humanity for a number of years, “ Parikh said, “and as I get closer to retirement I know this is the organization I want to join to “give back” to my community.” 

Johnson & Johnson employees have helped with Morris Habitat builds in the past and several, including Renee Monico, who helped organize the event-part of the J&J Green Team, said they wanted to plan another day of hands-on work day soon.  

Individuals interested in helping with construction projects, or helping in the ReStore can contact the Morris Habitat office at 973-891-1934.  To find out more about Morris Habitat online go to www.morrishabitat.org .    To learn more about the Restore go to www.morrisrestore.org or call 973-366-3358.