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Saturday, October 01 2016 @ 06:22 AM EDT

Habitat Bergen to hold 2nd Annual 5K Race to Build in May

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is holding its 2nd Annual 5K Race to Build on Saturday, May 17th at the United Water Reservoir in Harrington Park, NJ. The event will raise support from community residents and local businesses for the affiliate’s affordable housing projects. Registration will begin at eight o’clock in the morning and the race will start at nine o’clock. The advanced registration fee is $20, or runners can pay $25 on the day of the event. All runners that register by May 1st will receive a t-shirt.

This will be the second 5K organized by Habitat Bergen, featuring the School of Rock to provide music and California Pizza Kitchen to provide lunch. Habitat Bergen thanks Becton Dickinson, California Pizza Kitchen, Cole Schotz, Getler & Gomes PC, Kuiken Brothers Company Inc., McInerney Jansen Family Foundation, TD Bank and United Water for their partnership and tremendous support.

Register for Habitat Bergen’s 5K Race to Build at www.habitatbergen.org. For more information about sponsorships, contact Lorraine Knox at Lorrainek@habitatbergen.org 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.

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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