Morris Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Hearts & Hammers Gala Salutes Award Winners and Sponsors

Investors Bank is a Platinum Sponsor of our 2016 Hearts and Hammers Gala! Thomas McMinn, Investors Bank and Honorary Gala Committee Chair, presents sponsorship donation check to Blair Bravo

RANDOLPH — On February 27, 2016 Morris Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its’ Eleventh Annual Hearts and Hammers Gala at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph.  The Hearts and Hammers Gala is Morris Habitat’s signature fundraiser and a wonderful evening event.

Join Morris Habitat for an elegant evening–all while supporting their work of building houses and creating homes for families in need throughout Morris County.  Come raise a glass and feast on exotic hors d’oeuvres, a delicious full-course meal and tempting desserts.  Take time to shop at the silent auction, featuring unique gift ideas for you and your home.  There will also be live music and dancing, too.

This year awards will be presented to three members of the Morris Habitat family who have given generously of their time and expertise:

Founders Award: Peter Wentworth, Wentworth Associates

Corporate Partnership Award: Travelers Insurance

Beth Everett Award: Jim Mullen, Esquire

Corporate sponsorships have always had a big impact on how much Morris Habitat can accomplish and they are still available for the event. Several that have already signed up to support the gala are:

PremierBayer HealthCare

PlatinumInvestors Bank

Gold Travelers Insurance  and GAF

Silver Stage It 123,  Donald and Teeny Kuhn  and Jeannie and Andrew Tsukamoto, Esq.

Morris Habitat serves the community in a very special way.  As explained by Morris Habitat’s CEO, Blair Bravo,  “Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials from individuals all the way up to corporations, Morris Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need. Every dollar raised helps local hardworking families achieve the American dream of homeownership. Our yearly gala celebrates this commitment and those who support us.”

Individual tickets to attend are just $250.00 per person and donating to the Morris Habitat’s Hearts & Hammers Gala will help to achieve the bold plan to serve 200 new families in the next four years. Visit the Morris Habitat website by clicking here for further information or to register for the event.  Support Morris Habitat even further by considering becoming an event sponsor!

The gala will be held at the Meadow Wood Manor on February 27, 2016 from 6-10 pm and tickets are now available.  Visit the Morris Habitat Gala by clicking here  for further information.  Those interested can also contact Kathy Ritchey at (973) 891-1934 ext.122 or email her by clicking here for details.

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: Tuesday 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.