MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Last summer a group of volunteers from Morris Habitat went to Armenia for a week. An exciting adventure and a chance to work hand in hand with an Armenian family to improve their living conditions. A lot can be accomplished in a week and this made for a very rewarding experience. Morris Habitat is committed to building homes around the world and has done these types of trips regularly with great success.
In May, two representatives from Habitat Armenia, Seda Arzumanyan, Director of Development and the Executive Director, Luiza Vardanyan, visited Morris Habitat on their 2-week trip to the United States to meet their Habitat tithe partners. This is a chance for Morris Habitat staff, and especially the volunteers, to get a better feel for what the Habitat Mission of providing safe and affordable housing means in other parts of the worlds.
The Habitat Armenia representatives came to see the work being done in our area, as well as to discuss what they are doing in Armenia to help low-income families. Morris Habitat held a reception for them and invited their other New Jersey tithe partners to attend. Bergen and Paterson Habitat for Humanity representatives were able to attend. They were treated, along with staff and the board of directors, to tour current and future project sites.
The Armenian representatives rolled up their sleeves to help Morris Habitat, making time to help paint a home at the Carlton Street, Morris Township project.
To learn more about Morris Habitat and how you can help, please go to www.MorrisHabitat.org or call 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. 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.