Morris Habitat 9th Annual Hearts & Hammers Gala Planned for February 22nd

Randolph, NJ-Morris Habitat for Humanity will host its 9th Annual Hearts and Hammers Gala on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 6-11 p.m., at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, NJ to raise funds to support its affordable home building programs.

New Jersey Natural Gas has proudly stepped up to support Morris Habitat for Humanity as the Gala's premier sponsor.  Others sponsors to date include, Journal Sponsors, Actavis, a pharmaceutical company and Investors Bank. Gold Sponsors are Longo Electric and Sean and Betsy Monaghan. The current Silver Sponsors are Lakeland Bank, New York Life, and Peter and Diane Wentworth.  The Classic Sponsor is Spencer Savings Bank. Additional sponsors are needed to help support Morris Habitat for Humanity’s goal of bringing safe and affordable housing to families in need.

Besides financial support, Morris Habitat is also seeking journal ads, raffle gifts and silent auction items.  In past years there have been artist signed guitars, posters and CD’s, weekend get-aways, book baskets, theater tickets, restaurant dinners, and much more. It is a great way to showcase your business while helping a good cause.

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One of the highlights of the evening will be honoring those who have done so much for Morris Habitat.  This year, New Jersey Natural Gas will be the recipient of the Corporate Partnership Award. Roberta L. Strater, Executive Director of the Morris County Housing Authority will receive the Founders Award. David Bossart, President of Bossart Builders, will receive the 2014 Beth Everett Award and a new category, the ReStore Pioneer Award will go to Eric Lebersfeld, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Capitol Lighting.

The Morris Habitat Hearts and Hammers Gala is a great opportunity for local businesses, corporations and individuals to help celebrate the hard work and commitment needed to help partner families move up to homeownership. Morris Habitat for Humanity will build nearly 80 new affordable homes for local families over the next four years. These 80 families will go on to be vibrant members of the communities where they live, paying taxes, visiting local businesses and often giving back by helping others in need.

To support the Hearts & Hammers Gala or to purchase tickets call 973-891-1934, ext. 122 or visit MorrisHabitat.org. 

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About Morris Habitat:

Morris Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing agency dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families in Morris County and the surrounding New Jersey area.  Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need.  Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 267 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. In addition, proceeds from our ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted over 3,700 tons of useable material out of landfills.  For more information about Morris Habitat call 973-891-1934   or visit www.MorrisHabitat.org.  To learn about the ReStore call 973-366-3358   or go to www.MorrisHabitat.org

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