Thanks for coming to our Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Reception on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Presbyterian Church Parish House in Morristown. After socializing and light refreshments, we celebrated our accomplishments in 2018, which expanded our impact in the greater Morris County area. We expect 2019 to be just as busy, exciting and productive.

Last year, Morris Habitat helped 42 local families, 9 through homeownership and 33 through Neighborhood Revitalization and Aging in Place home repair projects. More than 550 groups volunteered with Morris Habitat, providing 90,141 hours of labor. The ReStore, our retail operation that supports our mission, exceeded its sales goal to provide funding to build and preserve homes.

In 2018, Morris Habitat completed its most ambitious project to date, the Blitz Build on Randall Avenue in Mine Hill, and launched our largest build, 12 homes for 12 families on Main Street in Succasunna.

We recognized some of our many invaluable volunteers and partners who have gone above and beyond to ensure our success.


Charles Lee Hamilton Tribute Award:
Selfless Actions Demonstrating Passion and Love
Rev. Dr. Denison D. Harrield, Jr.

Community Partner Award:
Businesses and Organizations Which Go

Above and Beyond
Chuck Jandik – American Legion Post 391
Hector Lora – Passaic Mayor
Pinnacle Foods
St. Clare’s Health EMS

Perseverance Partner Award:
Return through Thick and Thin

Jane Frieman
Judy Guarino
Janis Hassan
Mel Oppenheimer
Ken Shulman

ReStore Pioneer Award:
Extraordinary Commitment to the ReStore’s Success
Summit Hardware

Volunteer Milestone Awards:
Mark Bippes
Brian Bogdan
Dave Bossart
Jane Dwyer
Bill Eberly
Jerry Friant
Gerry Karg
Bruce Katona
Don Kuhn
Charlie Maraziti
Warren Mauzy
Yoram Meyer
Russ Moran
Jim Mullen
Ralph Patella
Leanna Povilaitis
George Solovay

Beth Everett Award:
Former Board Member Who Continues to Lead
Christine Volinsky

Distinguished Partner Award:
Leadership/Ownership in a Certain Area

Kathy Hubley
Jim Murphy
Michael Perry
Ryan Salamon

Extraordinary Service Award:
Blitz Build Committee

Bob Alimonti
Warren Mauzy
Steve Beck
Mark Bippes
Kathryn Cassidy
Eileen Davis
Jerry Friant
Rob Koeckert
Richard Larsen
Jasmine Lim
Carol Manning
Roseann McDonough
Gene Messina
Yoram Meyer
Penny Nelson
Larry Palumbo
Donna Ricca
Sheri Sauer
Joseph Schactele
John Scott
Bruce Steege
John Stromberg
Christine Volinsky
Barry Wolfensohn
MaryEllen Yeager

Staff Member of the Year:
Tim Simmons – ReStore Lead Truck Driver