Volunteers from Habitat International Young Professionals made the journey from Atlanta, Georgia to New Jersey to put in a number of volunteer hours over the course of two days. From July 22nd to July 23rd the team of ten volunteers worked cohesively and enthusiastically to saw, spackle, and assemble a wall for a family affected by Superstorm Sandy. The homeowner was excited and appreciative for the crucial progress made on their home.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Habitat International Young Professionals’ dedication to leadership, customer service, and sustainability coincide with Habitat Bergen’s mission to provide decent, affordable housing and thriving communities. Habitat Bergen is fortunate to build connections with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Habitat International Young Professionals, groups with shared and committed values.
“The Habitat International Young Professionals team had a uniquely dedicated desire to serve others. Not only are we young professionals just starting out in the world, but we have all devoted our lives to service through our careers. The camaraderie of our age group and mutual craving to succeed as young professionals translates into our passion for helping others. Some of our team used vacation time, others had never been on a Habitat construction site and all were willing to road trip a total of 30 hours from Atlanta, GA to offer a helping hand to Sandy victims. The partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car rekindled our passion as we were able to share in a build experience for their local community. Young people want to give back more than ever and Habitat International’s HYP is a gateway to many service opportunities,” said Meredith Nelson, Habitat for Humanity International, Youth United/Capacity Building Intern.
“It is part of Enterprise culture to strengthen their communities’ one neighborhood at a time. Our mission is to support our employees’ involvement in their local communities and encourage them to develop into true participants and business partners in the neighborhoods in which they live and work everyday,” noted Dana Havey, Enterprise Human Resources Generalist Manager.
“We are extremely grateful for the support and partnership of both Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Habitat International Young Professionals,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director. “Their positivity and dedication to Habitat’s mission demonstrated in great work.”
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Bergen, 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.