Bonnie Brae Builder, Dan, Featured in Morris Habitat Newsletter
Bonnie Brae Builder Dan was recently featured in Morris Habitat for Humanity’s May 2018 e-Newsletter, Habitat Happenings. Below is the featured article:
“Dan, a Bonnie Brae student and Morris Habitat construction volunteer, was recently promoted to Journeyman for his outstanding leadership, integrity and competence using carpentry tools and equipment.
Dan was the first Brae Builder at Morris Habitat to earn the Journeyman level, similar to the designation used in construction trades. Dan has volunteered about 12 hours a week at Morris Habitat since last fall. Among his many projects, Dan has helped build a wheelchair ramp at a Whippany home, assembled a storage locker at the Morris Habitat warehouse, and he took the lead constructing library boxes in Morristown.
"Dan has always shown a high level of integrity and has been an integral part of our community projects,” said Morris Habitat’s Aging in Place Coordinator Richard Cooke. “With the warehouse project, I gave him basic guidance and let him go. He did it perfectly. He knows how to get stuff done.”
Among his many skills, Dan can safely operate a miter saw, table saw, handheld circular saw, impact gun, drill, hammer, utility knives, square and tape measure.
The Brae Builder program is a partnership between Morris Habitat and Bonnie Brae, a school and therapeutic residential community for boys and young men ages 8 to 21 in Somerset County. Dan is one of about seven young men who volunteer at Morris Habitat sites. In addition to acquiring carpentry skills, the young men learn leadership, problem solving and critical thinking.”
Congratulations to Dan and keep up the good work!