Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

This morning on Jersey Magazine, Jim Monaghan is joined by Liz DeCoursey who was recently named the new CEO of Morris Habitat For Humanity.

Liz has spent 18 years working for the organization on a number of different levels and brings a love for philanthropy into her new position.

WDHA has worked with Morris Habitat for Humanity in years past, helping to build homes. But the organization is more than just that. It empowers families to build brighter futures for generations to come. Home is the foundation to achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance that people need to shape a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. Additionally, every home constructed helps to strengthen the fabric and economies of local communities for all citizens.

About Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization, Habitat for Humanity International, committed to building homes, communities, and hope. The organization, which is one of the leading builders of affordable housing in New Jersey, serves 68 municipalities in Morris and Middlesex Counties and the Greater Plainfield area. Through volunteer labor and monetary donations and materials, Morris Habitat builds affordable new homes and provides home repair services to income eligible families and individuals. Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served nearly 1,000 families through building 188 local homes, preserving 431 homes for low-income and senior residents, and helping 373 families with housing solutions worldwide. The local affiliate organization has engaged more than 150,000 volunteers in its various programs. Morris Habitat also operates a successful ReStore home improvement and furnishings outlet in Randolph which has kept 17,588 tons of reusable materials out of landfills and funded 36 homes. For more information, visit MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.

  • Fox News Host Bret Baier On the "Fragile American Experiment"

    Joining Jim Monaghan this morning on Jersey Magazine is Bret Baier, the chief political anchor for Fox News, talking about his new book on George Washington, To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment.

  • Operation Toy Train Returns For 2023

    Operation Toy Train, will once again be running a toy collection train to benefit the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Foundation. Since starting the train in 2009, their group of dedicated volunteers has now expanded the collection to be a 36-stop, 4-state endeavor for 2023.

    Carolyn Hoffman is the President of Operation Toy Train and she joined Jim Monaghan on Jersey Magazine to talk about the organization and the plans for this year.

     

    For the fifteenth holiday season in a row, local nonprofit Operation Toy Train will roll out its special train to collect toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and benefit underprivileged children. This year’s train schedule includes brand new stops in western Connecticut, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey, adding to the longstanding operations in northern New
    Jersey and southern New York. From November to December, the train aims to collect over 30,000 toys from 36 locations across four states.

    In addition to using its own specialized railroad equipment, Operation Toy Train partners with several local railroads and non-profit organizations that generously donate their railcars, personnel, and time to operate the train. This year, the collection train will operate over 200 miles across seven railroads and four states between Nov. 12 and Dec. 16, including three stationary events. The full schedule is available at www.OperationToyTrain.org/schedule.

    Members of the public are encouraged to visit the train at any of its stops to donate new toys in their original packaging (no gift wrapping, please!). Attendees at each stop can also participate in on-site activities sponsored by the towns and local businesses, meet Santa Claus, view a variety of historic railroad equipment, and meet members of the Marine Corps and the Operation Toy Train program. For those that can’t make it to one of the train’s stops, local businesses and organizational partners near each stop have received large Toys for Tots collection boxes where they can collect toy donations in advance and deliver them to the train.

    After the toys are delivered to the Marines, they are redistributed as holiday gifts to underprivileged and less-fortunate children in the communities where the campaigns are conducted.

  • Rock N Ruff

    Hello Rock N’ Ruffers,

    TC here and OH BOY! Do we have two amazing dogs this week on WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff- Sophie & Scrappy!

    Sophie is the “Chubby” Chihuahua and Scrappy is the “Scruffy” Terrier and they are simply the BEST.

    Sophie and Scrappy lost their home when their owner became ill and there was no one to take them in, so our amazing friends from Northstar Pet Rescue took them in and the quest for a new home is ON!

    Sophie and Scrappy are a bit older (probably 7-8), and basically love everyone. They are friendly, happy, loving, affectionate, walk great on a leash, love the car, love hanging out together and are best friend, therefore they MUST be adopted together. We wouldn’t think of breaking up this adorable married canine couple!

    Sophie and Scrappy also get along great with the dogs and cats in their foster home, in fact they are so sweet that they fit right in with no issues at all to their new surroundings. They absolutely love making new friends. They like walking, but also love hanging, snuggling, cuddling, watching TV and getting attention. And of course giving love. Meet them and you will fall in love! We all did at WDHA. Check out their video and see what I mean. they won our hearts. (Sophie just wanted to hang in my lap!)

    Visit Northstar Pets, fill out an application and make an appointment to meet them.

    These tiny treasures will make great companions and are so loving and deserve a second chance at a new life.

    We have many adoptables on our Rock N’ Ruff page, WDHA Rock N’ Ruff so check us out if you haven’t yet.  We love our local shelter babies and encourage adoption. If you can’t adopt, foster, donate, volunteer time….it all helps tremendously.

    Opt To Adopt! (and check out these two sweet, sweet dogs and again they must be adopted together)

    Terrie Carr

  • Coach Sheets' Ride In

    Jeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship.

    These quick hits may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships.

    This week, Coach Sheets asks you to consider that every day is, in effect, a job interview.

  • Local Look

    Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.

    There are always so many fun events happening in our local communities.  Check out what’s in store for this week in New Jersey.

    • Take a trip back in time today in Wall Township and experience what a 19th century Thanksgiving was like. Join in the fun experience at Historic Village at Allaire from 11 AM to 4 PM. There will be special programs on the Village Green, demonstrations, cooking at Allaire Mansion and other activities s to give thanks. Tickets to the event are just $5.
    • And next Friday, November 24, get a jump on the holiday shopping and head to the Jersey Shore for the Big Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 2023. The event takes place from noon to 5 PM and will have artists, vendors, music, holiday photo ops and so much more. See the full holiday schedule at asburyparkbazaar.com.
    • And while you’re in Asbury, stick around and legendary Stone Pony that night for music by the Smithereens and Dead Aire.

     

    And that’s your Local Look for this week on The Jersey Magazine.  If you’d like your event to be featured on The Local Look, you can email us at JerseyMagazine@wdhafm.com.  See you next week on 105.5 WDHA.

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