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First Annual Hammer for "Habitat Builds Support” for Morris Habitat

  PHOTO CAPTION: Representatives from Investor’s Bank, the overall sponsor of the first annual Hammer for Habitat event, have gloves, hammer’s and nails ready to start building. Left to right are Gerard Valenti from Morris Plains, Ronna Marchello from Denville, Danesh Jani from South Orange, Nadine Vitro and Tom McMinn from Roxbury, and Rennie Resalsingh from East Orange.  For further information about Morris Habitat visit: or call the office at 973-891-1934.

RANDOLPH, NJ -  On September 28, 2013 at the Morris Habitat for Humanity held its first annual Hammer for Habitat event at their facilities on South Salem Street in Randolph,   The event brought community members together to help Morris Habitat build walls for stronger communities, new friendships, hope, and a home!

Sponsors, teams, families and individuals were able to wrote write messages and best wishes  on wooden studs for families whose homes will be built with the wood.

Over 150 people attended to the event and over $15,000 was raised toward building affordable homes.

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Sponsors for the event include Investor’s Bank, as the main event sponsor; Longo Electronics and North Central Jersey Association of Realtors as the Build a Wall Sponsors.  Madison Affordable Housing Corporation as the Hammer Sponsor; Lakeland Bank as the Bucket of Nails Sponsor; Saint Clare’s Health System as the Build an Appetite Sponsor; and Home Depot donated bird house kits for kids to build.

Teams that came out to build included representatives from Investor’s Bank, North Jersey Association of Realtors, the New Jersey Martial Arts Academy from Randolph,  Dover’s Trinity Lutheran Youth Group, the Hike Morristown Meet-up Group, Temple Shalom in Succasunna, and a large group of student volunteers from St. Judes and St. Elizabeth’s in Mt. Olive.


While teams worked at three different build stations, those waiting were able to enjoy food, drinks, and music and children were kept busy building bird houses.  Thanks to the many Morris Habitat volunteers who kept the whole day running smoothly.


For further information about Morris Habitat visit: or call the office at 973-891-1934.


About Morris Habitat for Humanity

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 254 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. For more information about Morris Habitat call 973-891-1934 or visit


About Morris Habitat ReStore

Operated by Morris Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore sells donated building supplies and furnishings at huge savings off normal retail costs. Proceeds from the store have funded the construction of 8 houses since 2007 and kept more than 3,000 tons of material out of landfills. Information on donating, volunteering, or any other aspect of the ReStore can be found on its website at or by calling (973) 366-3358.

Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph, NJ 07869, the ReStore is open Tuesday - noon-8pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm , Saturday 10am – 5pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Cash, debit cards, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Donation drop offs can be made during store hours, or for larger items call 973-366-3358 to schedule a pick-up. Donations are tax-deductible.



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