Morris Habitat for Humanity Counts Parsippany’s GAF as One of Its Outstanding Partners

GAF receives the Outstanding Partner Award from Morris Habitat for Humanity in September at the GAF headquarters located in Parsippany. The award was presented to Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. Pictured (l to r) is Spencer Reckford, Program Coordinator, Morris Habitat; John Maitner, Chief Financial Officer, GAF; Blair Schleicher Bravo, CEO, Morris Habitat; Jim Schnepper, President, GAF; and Douglas Wright, Director of Construction, Morris Habitat

PARSIPPANY — Morris Habitat for Humanity has presented GAF with its Outstanding Partner Award to acknowledge the company’s extraordinary donation to Morris Habitat’s home construction program. GAF will donate roofing materials to Morris Habitat’s home construction program over the next three years. The roofing materials will complete homes and home repairs for a total of 72 families.

“Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation,” says Blair Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity. “Knowing the impact this donation will have on families who will be able to sleep peacefully in their homes knowing one of the most important components of their home — the roof — is protecting them from the elements, is transformational.”

This partnership will mean many more homes for deserving families will be built faster and repaired more economically through Morris Habitat’s affordable homeownership and repair construction programs. Working with a business based in Parsippany, is an added bonus and an amazing commitment by GAF.

“We admire Habitat for Humanity’s many accomplishments on an international, national, and local level,” said Jim Schnepper, president of GAF. “It’s an honor to extend our support to the Morris County chapter, and to help the families who reside in the community in which we work and live protect what matters most in their lives.”

Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. The company has received numerous awards for their work and ingenuity. GAF has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity’s national office for six years through its certified contractor program. As part of the program, GAF donates roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity projects while their factory-certified contractors donate labor.

For more information on Morris Habitat and its activities, click here or call (973) 891-1934.

Founded in 1886, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. The company’s success is driven by a commitment to empowering its people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation. For more information about GAF, click here.

Founded in 1985, Morris Habitat for Humanity advocates for and builds affordable housing to enhance lives and strengthen the community. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds new homes and provides home repair services to income eligible families. Morris Habitat collaborates with other Habitat affiliates and related housing organizations to improve the affordable housing stock in the region, and over the last four years has more than doubled the number of homes built.

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 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 nearly 411 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Of these, 100 homes were home repair projects and 80 new homes were built. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore,  opened May 2007, have funded 22 homes and diverted almost 5,800 tons of useable material out of landfills. The ReStore store is located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph, and store hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.