Morris Habitat Updates — habitat for humanity

Letter from Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Wilson

Posted by Cassie Furnare on

Letter from Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Wilson

Dear Friends,   I’m reminded every day how blessed I am and why we do the work we do. Our homeowner partners are often those whose jobs take them out into the community, mostly front-line workers in retail, hospitals, grocery stores, doctors’ offices and delivery folks. These are the people who make up the fabric of our community.    Yet where do they live? Often in overcrowded apartments or homes with multiple generations. Or they are paying nearly 50% of their income on rent. These are not new statements from me. We have seen how the pandemic has not only lifted the...

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Donate to the Morris Habitat ReStore and Help Build Affordable Housing

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Donate to the Morris Habitat ReStore and Help Build Affordable Housing

Tidying up the house or cleaning out the attic? The Morris Habitat ReStore is seeking donations, either by drop off or free pickup. The ReStore sells gently used home furnishings, lighting, and building materials. ReStore Collection sells high-end antiques, art, china, silver, jewelry, and collectibles. Check out the ReStore website to find out what we accept, or to schedule a free donation pickup. Shopping at the ReStore has never been more rewarding. With the ReStore’s Fivestars Rewards Program, members earn one point for every dollar spent. With 100 points, members get 5 percent off their next purchase. With 250 points, members save 7 percent, and...

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More than Ever, Families Need Your Voice and Your Help

Posted by Barton Litvin on

More than Ever, Families Need Your Voice and Your Help

Dear Friends of Morris Habitat, We need your voice now, more than ever. Families need a safe, decent, affordable, and healthy place to live now, more than ever. Your help is needed to bridge the gap of affordability and of health and safety for our communities. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a near-collapse in our economy. Especially hard hit are the leisure, hospitality, and restaurant industries whose low-wage workers are disproportionately people of color and women. Unemployment has skyrocketed, leaving these employees unsure how they will pay their bills, especially their housing bills. With the expiration of benefits from the CARES Act,...

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WE’RE NOW OPEN AS OF FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020

Posted by Cassie Furnare on

INFORMATION FOR SHOPPERS As an essential business offering building supplies and home improvement items, we are pleased to reopen to the public with increased health and safety protocols for staff and shoppers. New Hours: The ReStore is now open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. reserved for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers. We are limiting the number of people in the ReStore to ensure social distancing. Only shoppers wearing masks will be permitted to enter the ReStore. Online shopping continues with new and additional inventory added every day. Social Distancing: For the health and...

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