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Unilever Volunteers In Little Ferry For Company’s “Community Action Day”


Employees from Unilever, the multinational consumer goods company, teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) to volunteer in Little Ferry, NJ for their U.S. company-wide volunteer day “Community Action Day” where employees across 14 sites logged more than 8,000 hours of volunteering.

Unilever’s nine eager employees worked on sites in Little Ferry as part of Habitat Bergen’s Sandy Project. The team painted in three different homes bringing them closer to completion. Homeowners were grateful for their hard-work, positivity and overall efforts.


Unilever’s “Community Action Day” with Habitat Bergen is just another step Unilever has taken to make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever’s mission of “enhancing livelihoods” as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan coincides with Habitat for Humanity’s vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat Bergen is fortunate to build a connection with Unilever, a company with shared values. 

“Our team’s day with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was extremely informative and inspiring. Learning about the impact the storm had on the community and then being able to contribute hands-on and help improve the lives around us truly aligns with Unilever’s belief, in “small actions make a big difference.” It was an honor to work alongside an organization working so hard to help those in need,” said Lauren Wittig, Unilever Brand/Scale/Menu and “Community Action Day” Team Leader.

“Unilever is continuously supporting Habitat Bergen’s efforts and overall mission,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director. “Due to the positive impact Unilever has made in Little Ferry, we look forward to having them again soon.”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, contact Nicole Murray at NicoleM@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.

 

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