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Volunteers are Needed for a Special Veterans Build Week November 7-11, 2016

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Morris Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few special people willing to help dedicated veterans who have bravely served our country but are in dire need of housing. Two new single family homes that have been designated for veterans are currently under construction on vacant lots on Harding Avenue in Dover. The goal is to have the homes completed by April 2017, but help is needed to meet this goal. During the week of November 7-11 there will be a concerted push to move these homes closer to completion. "We are excited to participate in Veterans Build Week," said Blair Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat. "This is a great opportunity for people of all skill levels to come together to help veterans and their families in need of better housing." You or your group or local business can help address the need for affordable housing for veterans throughout the community during Morris Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build Week. All are welcome--no special skills are needed. Volunteers will be trained at the site. To donate or volunteer during Veterans Build Week, contact Director of Volunteer Services, Stephanie Sakai at stephanie.sayki@morrishabitat.org or call 973-891-1934 X103 ______________________________________________________________________________ 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. 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 400 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Of these 62 home were home repair projects and 74 new homes were built as well. Morris Habitat has set a goal of 12 housing starts for 2016, completing 9 homes during the year. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have funded 18 homes and diverted almost 5,100 tons of useable material out of landfills. Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tues & Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Wed, Fri & Sat 10 - 6 p.m.

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