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HAMMER FOR HABITAT EVENT RAISES MUCH NEEDED FUNDS

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PHOTO CAPTION:  Just a few of the sponsors and participants that made this year’s Hammer for Habitat wall building event such a success!  For more information about Morris Habitat for Humanity go to www.MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.  
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PHOTO CAPTION: Lots of smiles as Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60044 from Bridgewater, NJ does stellar work with wall building at Morris Habitat’s Hammer for Habitat event. Front row (l-r) are Isabella Antunes, Lila Blomquist, Nikalette Cruz, Ava Sabella, and Kylee Rapp. In the back row are: troop leaders Isel Antunes, Aimee Blomquist, Katina Cruz, Laurie Sabella, and Lisa Lewis.
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“Hammer for Habitat” was held on June 7 at the Morris Habitat for Humanity in Randolph. It both a fun and productive day. The event brought together more than 200 participants who raised money and then hammered for Habitat.  At the end of the day, 29 wall frames were completed and will be used in the Harding Avenue project in Dover.  Young participants got involved too, decorating the wood with inspirational messages to future Morris Habitat homeowners.

Besides the groups and individuals that came out, a number of companies stepped up as sponsors and their financial support is greatly appreciated.  Investors Bank was the Build a Dream Sponsor; Normandy Real Estate was the Build a Wall Sponsor; G4S Security, Madison Affordable Housing and e-Lend.Com were Hammer Sponsors; NCJAR and Lakeland Bank were Bucket of Nails Sponsors; and B.G. Costen & Sons, LLC was the Food Sponsor.

Special thanks to the 30 Morris Habitat event and construction volunteers who helped participants build the walls and kept the day’s events moving along smoothly.  It was a busy day and so much got done!

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Blair Schleicher Bravo, Morris Habitat Executive Director, said “Building a wall builds more than just a house. It ultimately builds a better life for a family in need. It builds a community of wonderful people working together to provide homes for future Morris Habitat families. At these events, it is so fulfilling to see everyone, all ages, pitching in.”

 

To lend a hand at one of the Morris Habitat build sites, at the ReStore, and perhaps learn some new skills, contact Morris Habitat for Humanity go to www.MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.

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About Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Morris Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Morris Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.  

Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 280 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Morris Habitat has set a goal of 9 housing starts for 2014, completing 19 homes at 8 different sites during the year. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted almost 4,000 tons of useable material out of landfills.  Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tues 12 - 8 p.m., Wed & Fri 10  - 6 p.m., Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 - 5 p.m.  

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