Posted Friday, July 16th, 2010

More than 70 volunteers from BASF in Florham Park visited the Morris County Youth Shelter on July 15 to lend a hand and complete various tasks both in and outside the facility.

The projects ranged from painting the lines on the Shelter’s outdoor basketball court and planting new vegetable and flower gardens to hosting a financial workshop for the residents and painting canvas murals.

The volunteers were coordinated by Jersey Cares, a non-profit, community-based organization that works to meet community needs by making volunteering easy and meaningful in New Jersey.

The Morris County Youth Shelter in Morris Township provides safe, temporary residential care to at-risk adolescents determined by a family court judge until appropriate placement is arranged.

Residents and staff at the Shelter are no strangers to volunteering. Throughout the year, they too volunteer their time performing service projects at various locations.