PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Morris Habitat’s first home building project in Middlesex County's Perth Amboy is in need of volunteers. The continuing project is a joint venture with Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (PARTNER)  and the Perth Amboy Housing Authority. Starting this past week, construction has begun on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday schedule and additional help will be needed to complete this ambitious project.

A new 3-bedroom single-family home is being built on Lawrie Street. The homeowner in progress, Noris Mercado and the rest of the family, are working on their 300 hours of sweat equity helping to build their new Habitat home. Take advantage of an opportunity to come build side by side with the future homeowner and other volunteers eager to help make homeownership a realty for worthy families.

Volunteers are essential to the complete of the build. No experience is necessary and instruction will be offered on site. Schedules are flexible and individual volunteers as well as groups are welcome. To volunteer as a group, contact Stephanie.Buonarota@morrishabitat.org, Director of Volunteer Services, or call 973-891-1934 ext.103. You can also visit our website at www.MorrisHabitat.org for information on past and active sites, view the construction calendar,  and sign up as a volunteer.

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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 305 families though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. During the past year Morris Habitat has completing 5 units, with 15 under construction, and finished 10 home repair projects. Thirty eight projects are in the pipeline for 2015-2017.  In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 14 homes and diverted 4,400 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., Thurs. 10 - 8 p.m., sat 10 - 5 p.m.