RIVER EDGE, NJ, November 9, 2016 - As a part of Samsung Electronics America’s Corporate Day of Service, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was glad to welcome a team of volunteers to its Bergenfield construction worksite on Friday, October 14th.
This is the third consecutive year Samsung has supported their employee “Give Back” program. This is Samsung’s fifth semiannual Day of Service, when Samsung offices across the country close and approximately 4,000 employees spend their time, labor and resources in order to support more than 50 charities and nonprofits nationwide. Mobilizing this many volunteers across the country is no small feat, but Samsung makes it look easy and their focus on a culture of giving is evident through watching their volunteers in action. The dedicated team exemplified Samsung’s core corporate values of global harmony with people, society, and the environment through this wonderful act of local volunteerism.
A team of seven volunteers worked on our Bergenfield home, cutting and installing drywall, as well as taping and plastering the walls and ceilings in some rooms of the single family, three-bedroom home. Parallel to Samsung’s commitment to the environment and thanks to grant funding from their organization, the house is being built with the latest standards in energy-efficiency to provide the future homeowners with cost-saving opportunities.
“We are so proud to continue our work and our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Our employees take so much pride in seeing firsthand how they can play an active role in transforming the life of a local family,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America.
“Samsung has been the driving force for our Bergenfield project and our environmental sustainability initiatives. With the help of Samsung volunteers and financial support, Habitat Bergen has been able to build this Bergenfield home with the environment in mind, creating not only a future home for The Pimentel’s but also a brighter future for our home planet.” 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.