Mark your calendar and register today! On Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Central Park of Morris County in Morris Plains will be filled with participants of all ages for the seventh annual Share the Care Run/Walk to benefit the goals of Morris Habitat for Humanity. RPI Design Build, LLC, a local builder in Morris County and located in Morris Plains, the town known as “The Community of Caring”, will again be hosting this very popular event.
Helping to build affordable housing in the area is more vital than ever and Morris Habitat is committed to helping give families and individuals a hand up to home ownership. The Share the Care Run/Walk offers a great way to lend a hand in the effort. Register early to be part of the housing shortage solution, in a healthy and fun way. After the event there will be a special “Fun Run” for children, too!
Early registration is available until August 9th. Registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Fun Run. After that date and at the day of the race fees are $30 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Run. All net proceeds go directly to Morris Habitat for Humanity. Come on your own, with your family, or form a team at work, your church, or in your neighborhood!
Refreshments, food, entertainment and t-shirts will be provided to all pre-registered participants. Children participating in the Fun Run will also receive a medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top female and male adults overall and by age groups. To encourage healthy lifestyles in our children, a cash prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants.
For further information/registration visit: www.morrishabitat.org or call the Morris Habitat office at 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, with 19 homes under construction at 7 different sites during the year. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, which opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted almost 4,000 tons of useable material out of landfills. Morris Habitat for Humanity’s offices and ReStore are located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. ReStore hours are: Tues 12 - 8 p.m., Wed & Fri 10 - 6 p.m., Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 - 5 p.m.