March 24, 2014 at 8:23 PM
Randolph, NJ: The Morris Habitat for Humanity trip to La Ceiba, Honduras is over, but the memories will last forever! Sixteen wonderful volunteers took time out of their busy schedules to build a home for a family in need in South America as part of Habitat’s 2014 Global Village Trip. “It’s a long way to go,” said Blair Bravo, Morris Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, “but our time and efforts mean so much to these families with so little.”
Hot, sticky, buggy weather didn’t stop these intrepid volunteers from turning a muddy patch into a home. They worked literally from the ground up to see a new home take shape.
A truly unique experience for all involved, they got to meet and work alongside homeowners-to-be Donaldo & Diana and their adorable children. Additionally, they met the local staff of Habitat Honduras/La Ceiba to understand more how their affiliate works and the excellent progress they've made over the years - with almost 200 "solutions" (houses and repair projects) scheduled for this year alone!
Once the work was completed the group was able to take one or two side trips, including visiting a women's cassava cooperative to learn about how they cultivate and prepare the cassava for sale, as well as a trip to the national reserve peninsula.
Anyone can join these amazing work trips – an experience of a lifetime.
To learn more about Morris Habitat and how you can help, please go to www.MorrisHabitat.org or all 973-891-1934.
About Morris Habitat for Humanity
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.