Association of Government Accountants Joins Habitat Bergen for Four-Day Build
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 07 2014 @ 03:18 PM EDT
The AGA team worked on various tasks including cutting, taping and spackling drywall, framing, installing electrical outlets and switches, and constructing and digging foundational support posts in Little Ferry homes.
The team included nineteen AGA volunteers from as near as Bergen County and New York City to as far as Massachusetts and Colorado. The AGA volunteers also presented a generous donation to Habitat Bergen.
AGA’s team build is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between AGA and Habitat for Humanity. AGA began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans in 2007, joining the extensive effort to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. AGA accountants volunteer with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country at least once a year.
“One of AGA’s core values is service, and we are thrilled to be helping Habitat help those whose homes and communities were devastated by the likes of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. This is our second annual project in New Jersey, and we couldn’t have pulled it off without the hard work and determination of AGA’s Northern NJ Chapter President, Joe Connolly,” said Jeff Hart, Team Leader and former AGA National President.
“Habitat Bergen is thrilled to have the Association of Government Accountants join us in Little Ferry,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director. “They have an eager approach to finish each task and move on to the next – we’d welcome them back again!”
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. For more information, visit www.habitatbergen.org