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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, July 16 2018 @ 12:09 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Federal Home Loan Bank of NY Volunteers in Bergenfield



RIVER EDGE, NJ, June 28, 2016 – Employees of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY), which was created in 1932 to exist as a flexible credit liquidity source for member community lenders engaged in home mortgage and neighborhood lending, participated in two team builds at Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s (Habitat Bergen) Bergenfield job site. In addition to their annual team builds, FHLBNY supported Habitat Bergen by serving as a Copper Sponsor at Habitat Bergen’s 22nd Annual Gala, which took place at The Venetian in May.Federal Home Loan Bank of New York brought a team of 30 volunteers over two days to frame a single-family home on Bergen Avenue. The 1,900 square foot home will include three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and one-car garage. The latest environmental and energy-efficiency standards are being utilized and solar panels will be installed to provide the new homeowner with utility cost-saving opportunities.

“The Bank offers many opportunities for our employees to support the community throughout the year,” said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “Our Habitat for Humanity build days, however, create some of the most memorable and rewarding experiences for our team.  Habitat volunteers have an opportunity to give back to the community while gaining valuable home-building and maintenance knowledge.”

“Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has been a major partner of Habitat Bergen over the past three years, and we are grateful for their teamwork, volunteerism, and support. From Hurricane Sandy-damaged home rehabilitation projects to new home construction, the team at FHLBNY always brings a lot of laughs and gets the job done,” said Angela King, Habitat Bergen’s Director of Volunteers.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, visit www.habitatbergen.org or call 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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