Habitat Bergen Announces New Directors
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 13 2013 @ 04:11 PM EDT
“We are thrilled to welcome Nicole because of her passion for social media and marketing and how it will positively affect our affiliate,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director. “I think she will be a great fit for our team.” Nicole will be responsible for maintaining and increasing Habitat Bergen’s social media efforts and creating marketing and public relations materials. She will also work in coordination with the Director of Special Events, Lorraine Knox, to ensure that Habitat Bergen upholds its rich tradition and reputation.
Lorraine Knox, a resident of Oakland, New Jersey, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in teaching at the University of The Witwatersrand in South Africa. Ms. Knox has spent the past 14 years volunteering her time in the community and has co-founded the Women’s Interactive Network, which is a supportive environment for women to enhance their sense of self and purpose.
During the years her children were in school, Lorraine was deeply involved in the PTA and PTO organizations. She volunteered in many capacities including PTO President, Executive Board Member, and chairperson to events such as Project Graduation and Senior Fashion Shows. She hopes to bring her years of experience in organizing events to her new position as “Director of Special Events” for Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Lorraine will be overseeing all special events and fundraising for Habitat Bergen and looks forward to the interaction with members of the Board, community and Habitat supporters.
About Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County The goal of Habitat Bergen is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat Bergen builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added. Habitat Bergen is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic status. That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families). Habitat Bergen is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors.