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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

First Presbyterian Church of Englewood Volunteers in Bergenfield for a Saturday of Service



RIVER EDGE, NJ, July 27, 2016 – Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood spent a Saturday of service volunteering on Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s Bergenfield job site.  The history between the two organizations dates back to Habitat Bergen’s founding in 1994.  Over the years, the church has served as faithful supporters of Habitat’s mission whether it is through providing funding for local building projects or the Global Village program, volunteers at gift-wrapping or advocacy events, or serving on our Board as parishioner Marcy Steele has, for many consecutive years.The team of ten volunteers worked alongside future homeowners, Carlos and Geovana Pimentel, as they continue to work towards completing 400 volunteer hours on the construction of their home.  The heat was no match for this group, as half of the volunteers spent the day staining siding, which will be used on the exterior of the home.  Other half of the group installed the front door, which is always a special milestone to reach when a house is being built, as it is the entryway into the home.   Once finished, the 1,900 square foot home will include three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and one-car garage. The latest environmental and energy-efficiency standards are being utilized to provide the Pimentel family with utility cost-saving opportunities.  

“FPC Englewood strives to build God's world and we're grateful to be able to work with Habitat Bergen on their transformative project,” said Reverend Kellie Anderson-Picallo, Director of Mission Strategy with First Presbyterian Church of Englewood.  
“We have a deep and multi-faceted partnership with the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood.  They strongly stand behind our mission and having the opportunity to host members of their congregation on our worksite was very special.  This group is driven by their faith and that was very evident watching them in action. During a time when they could be focused inward as they rebuild from the fire that affected their sanctuary in March, they are focused outward on serving others.  It’s an inspiration to see,” said Pamela Nall, Chief of Staff and Global Village Team Leader with Habitat Bergen.
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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