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Morris Habitat Staff Benefit from County College of Morris Program

CBT Provides Free Training to the Staff from Morris Habitat for Humanity
A big thank you goes out to the Center for Business & Technology (CBT) at County College of Morris (CCM) for providing free training to the staff from Morris Habitat for Humanity. Many of the Morris Habitat staff go out and give presentations and run events, so the workshop on public speaking was greatly appreciated.

The County College of Morris Center for Business & Technology provides an extremely valuable service to Morris County businesses by offering no-cost training. In the past Morris Habitat staff has benefited by attending one day classes at the college, but recently the college brought a public speaking workshop right to the Habitat offices in Randolph for customized training onsite.

The Morris Habitat staff has benefited greatly from these courses. Liz DeCoursey, Morris Habitat Director of Operations said that, “the partnership with the CBT at CCM is strengthening our workforce at no cost to our non-profit organization, which allows us to spend our funds directly on helping families with a hand-up to homeownership, which is our mission.”

Businesses and employees interested in the no-cost training can contact Beth Rodgers at the CBT at CCM at brodgers@ccm.edu.

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. 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.

For more information about Morris Habitat call 973-891-1934 or visit www.morrishabitat.org. To learn about the ReStore call 973-366-3358 or go to www.morrishabitat.org.  

Photo Caption: Morris Habitat attendees at a recent Public Speaking training workshop provided by County College of Morris included (left to right) Mel Ailiff from Randolph, John Martin (back) from Berkeley Heights, Heidi Schlager from Denville, Patty Caraglia from Rockaway, Nina McCormack (back) from Denville, Chris McNamee from Summit, Carolyn Haraksin from Rockaway, Christina Martinez (the course instructor), Stephanie Buonarota (back) from Union, Therese Patterson from Chatham, Ann Keefer from Denville and Bob Turner from Randolph.