After Tropical Storm Irene, Stephen Bienko and Nick Lombardi of College Hunks Hauling Junk hauled away lots of soggy junk from victims of the storm.
But they wanted to do more than just clean up the damage; they wanted to repair it. They reached out and soon Liquid Church was on board.
The evangelical ministry, which has a storefront in Morristown, made news over the summer with a “reverse offering” that handed out money instead of collecting it during services.
The church had been searching for a family to help via its program. So the congregation teamed with College Hunks, Habitat for Humanity and the Shauger Group to restore the Market Street Mission’s transitional home on George Street in Morristown.
Dozens of volunteers came on Saturday to completely renovate the structure, which was flooded during the storm. They also created garden plots that will be used to grow food.
The facility houses former substance abusers who have graduated from the Mission’s recovery program and are preparing to return to society.
Bill Lescohier was there Saturday with his camera to record this special day for MorristownGreen.com.
Photos by Bill Lescohier. Please click icon below for captions.