Lisbeth Linley Foundation Makes a Difference with Habitat Bergen in Little Ferry
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 20, 2013, 06:42 AM EDT
Lisbeth Linley Foundation donates $2,000 and volunteers with Habitat Bergen’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Project
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County welcomed 20 members of the Lisbeth Linley Foundation and the Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) in late summer in Little Ferry, NJ, to assist with the affiliate’s “Repair. Rebuild. ReStore.” Hurricane Sandy project. The foundation also donated $2,000 to help continue Habitat Bergen’s mission in the affected areas.
The Lisbeth Linley Foundation was established in memory of Lisbeth Nedds, who passed away from cancer in February 2004. The foundation was established to help families in her surrounding community through programs and by supporting nonprofit organizations.
“We embarked on this project to give back to a community in need, and in doing so honored two very special friends, Hank Roth and Lisbeth Nedds, who believed that giving was better than receiving. We recognize that there is still so much more work to be done to recover from Hurricane Sandy and we wanted to assist Habitat Bergen in any way we can to help them complete their mission,” said Lorraine Knox of the Women’s Interactive Network.
“Habitat Bergen values the work that the Lisbeth Linley Foundation already does for our community and we are thrilled that they reached out to offer us support as well,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director.
For more information about Habitat Bergen, contact us at email@example.com or 201.457.1020.
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.
About The Lisbeth Linley Foundation
In February 2004, a dear friend, Lisbeth, passed away from cancer after a seven year struggle with the disease. Lisbeth’s family established the Lisbeth Linley Foundation in memory of her, primarily to help families in the community. Upon finding that many women are looking for a supportive environment to enhance their sense of self and purpose, the Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) was formed. WIN is a supportive environment for women to enhance their sense of self and purpose and is just one of many programs sponsored by the Lisbeth Linley Foundation.