Churches who would like to volunteer with a team of their 12 (apostle carpenters)  on June 3, 2017 for a  Morris Habitat for Humanity Hammer for Heroes Veteran Build and help Morris County Veterans throughout the year please call 973-632-1906 for more information.
Churches who would like to volunteer with a team of their 12 (apostle carpenters) on June 3, 2017 for a Morris Habitat for Humanity Hammer for Heroes Veteran Build and help Morris County Veterans throughout the year please call 973-632-1906 for more information.

RANDOLPH, NJ (HHN TV- Morris Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce the 4th annual Hammers for Heroes Team Build Day to be held on June 3, 2017 at the Morris Habitat for Humanity Headquarter' grounds in Randolph, NJ.  All churches and religious groups are invited but Twenty Morris County NJ Churches are needed immediately to register and to take part in this veteran build by bringing their own church team of 12 carpenters.  These (12 apostles) will help build walls for a Morris County habitat home. Families or anyone else can take part in this fun filled day as witnesses to this interfaith coalition of catholic churches.

Veterans will also watch the church volunteer carpenters (no experience needed) set aside their very own Time, Treasure, and Talent to build these walls in God's name. The participating churches will be filmed by HHN TV for an upcoming TV segment, which airs throughout numerous Morris County web portals, campuses and Beyond.

While these walls will go into an actual Habitat for Humanity House, the fundraising will also help Morris County area veterans with other initiatives that are needed . "Veterans in Morris County need our help not only on this day but throughout the year" says Blair Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity. "While this one day, June 3 2017, will be the launch day and team build day with our area churches,  the effort to help our veterans with our accomplished learning programs will continue through next year", added Bravo.  Morris County veterans have a high need for help on home ownership programs and financial literacy. By working hand-in-hand with area churches, Morris Habitat for Humanity expects to have a greater impact and is prepared meet the demands of every local veteran in need of its learning programs offered on Healthy Home Network TV. As 6.7 percent of US veterans live in poverty and 1.6 million other veterans have a high household cost burden (over 50%). While Morris Habitat for Humanity is prepared to meet this great demand, it can only be accomplished by uniting with churches, government and corporations and sharing its Healthy Home Network TV learning and educational news platform. 

This June 3, 2017 Hearts and Hammers Campaign Launch will help complete 2 new homes for area veteran families and further provide a greater impact by enabling help to every veteran family in need living in Morris County. Morris Habitat for Humanity and Healthy Home Network TV expect that the collaboration with area churches (and synagogues too) will greatly lessen the burden of outreach needed to veteran families so that any referrals of anyone in need can receive the best educational support about how they, too can attain home ownership, participate in financial responsibility workshops, volunteer and see their faith in action, or any other program* offered to those living in Morris County.

Veteran Families upon request will receive a one year Healthy Home Network TV (HHN TV) Subscription to keep track of their progress, become updated on breaking news,  available housing options within Morris County and learn from area experts, volunteers at their affiliated churches and local government.  





Watch HNN TV Segment above &  meet the Palla Family from Morris Plains, NJ.

Richard Palla, A 93 year old Lutheran  and his younger wife share their motivation in life to donate Time, Treasure and Talent.  Sophie Palla, A Catholic, said that there was indeed carpentry in God's Family Lineage, you know? But he's not doing it any more;he needs your hands.



What is Veterans Build?

Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build is a national initiative to provide housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.

What activities does Veterans Build support?

  1. Build: Provide simple, decent and affordable housing solutions for military service members, veterans and their families.
  2. Mobilize: Engage military service members, veterans, families, veterans’ groups and all military supporters in volunteer programs and veteran-related advocacy.
  3. Employ: Capitalize on skill sets gained from military service with recruitment targeting veterans as Habitat for Humanity International/local affiliate employees, board members and extended volunteers, national service members, interns and fellows.
  4. Educate: Promote cultural competency for Habitat affiliates engaging military service members and veterans and provide access to financial literacy and homeownership education programs.
  5. Honor: Host regular slate of events highlighting veteran housing needs and honoring their service. Target dates include the 9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day and Veterans Day.

Why is Habitat for Humanity focusing on veteran needs?

  • Nearly 4 million veteran households pay more than 30 percent of income for housing.
  • More than 1.5 million of these households pay more than 50 percent of income for housing (severe cost burden).
  • Nearly 1 million veterans who own homes are severely cost burdened, despite having access to VA loans and other assistance.
  • A substantial subset of veterans struggles economically. Approximately 1.4 million veterans (6.7 percent) live in poverty.

Morris Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build projects

From 2012 to 2014, we partnered with Community Hope and their Hope for Veterans® program to provide permanent housing for veterans on Pleasant Hill Road in Chester Township. The renovation of their home involved extensive interior and exterior work on pipes, flooring, cabinets, drywall, siding and landscaping. The home now provides affordable rental housing for four very low- and low-income veterans with a disability. Many volunteers from Morris Habitat worked on this rehab project as part of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

Our Harding Avenue project in Dover (2015-2017) included construction of two new homes for veteran families. Walls were pre-built at two Hammer for Heroes events in June 2015 and 2016. Veterans Build Week in November 2016 concentrated the efforts of hundreds of volunteers to finish framing and roofing before winter.