Valley Builds Community with HANDS in Orange, NJ

News | 11/25/2019

HANDSWayne, NJ – Monday, November 25, 2019 - Valley attended Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS), Inc’s  20th Annual Community Leadership Awards as a Community Builder sponsor. The event was held at the newly opened Four City Brewing Co. in the Heart of Orange, NJ. At the event, Visual Practitioner, Reverend Dr. Bakelaar, engaged community leaders in a visioning process using storyboarding as a tool to visually unfold the next 20 years in the City of Orange.
As HANDS continues its collaborative community building and neighborhood revitalization work, Elliot Lee, Executive Director of HANDS summarized the first of many community focused storyboards for the future of Orange, NJ. Attendees were treated to tastes of Four City’s local brews and delicious bites from Eclectic Catering, another local business from South Orange.


About HANDS (Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc)

HANDS serves as a catalyst for transforming neighborhoods in Orange NJ and other locales. Since 1986, HANDS has helped residents, community groups, local governments and other stakeholders to formulate and achieve their goals and improve the quality of community life, including providing more than 460 families and businesses with affordable homes. Working with the communities, HANDS has also developed two plans for comprehensive neighborhood revitalization and was instrumental in creating the Valley Arts District.


About Valley

As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.