March 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM
MADISON, NJ - After spending a day at one of the Morris Habitat construction sites, this team from Crossfit Veracity in Madison, NJ showed their enthusiasm for volunteering! Construction and non-construction volunteer opportunities are available. Attend one of the monthly volunteer orientations to learn how you can become part of the Morris Habitat volunteer family.
Right now truck drivers and drivers’ helpers are needed at the Restore. Volunteers pick up items from donors and deliver them to the Restore where they will be sold, with proceeds going toward building affordable homes for local families in need.
The only requirements to drive a truck are a valid driver’s license and the ability to occasionally lift heavy objects. Morris Habitat provides the truck (with automatic transmission and lift gate), a GPS, cell phone and schedule. Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturday. You pick the day(s) per week or month that best fit your schedule.
About Morris Habitat:
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. 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 280 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Morris Habitat has set a goal of 9 housing starts for 2014, completing 19 homes at 8 different sites during the year. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted almost 4,000 tons of useable material out of landfills. Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tues 12 - 8 p.m., Wed & Fri 10 - 6 p.m., Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 - 5 p.m.