RIVER EDGE, NJ, December 12, 2016 – A team of dedicated employees of SUEZ, a North American water services company, linked up with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County on Giving Tuesday to volunteer on Habitat Bergen’s construction worksite in Bergenfield. SUEZ, the Paramus-based leader in environmental water solutions, continued its strong relationship with Habitat Bergen through serving the community on Habitat Bergen’s new home construction project in Bergenfield.
By choosing to volunteer on Giving Tuesday, SUEZ put its corporate commitment to community service into action. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement occurring the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that creates a day of giving back at the beginning of the winter holiday season. SUEZ exemplifies its commitment to the community not just on Giving Tuesday, but also through participating in other year-round volunteer events with Habitat Bergen and other local non-profits.
SUEZ’ team of five employees spent Giving Tuesday painting a large portion of the house’s interior, successfully contributing to the project as a whole.
Habitat Bergen’s current construction project in Bergenfield consists of a single-family, 1,900 square foot, three-bedroom home which will include two-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a one-car garage. The Bergenfield home will utilize advanced environmental and energy-efficiency standards to provide the future homeowners with cost-saving opportunities, just as SUEZ contributes to the environment with their water solutions. Team builds such as SUEZ’ on Giving Tuesday are a crucial part of the house’s completion, and are greatly appreciated by the future owners of the home.
“At SUEZ It is important for us to help make the neighborhoods we serve better places to live. Supporting Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County allows us to do our part by giving back to the community and meeting that part of our mission,” said Sonja Clark, Director of Community Relations at SUEZ North Jersey.
“SUEZ has always been a strong supporter of our mission and community efforts at Habitat Bergen, through their Women’s Leadership Network, individual volunteers, and corporate support. Next week, their employees will be ringing in the holidays with us at our Annual Holiday Giftwrapping Drive at Bergen Town Center.” 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.