RIVER EDGE, NJ, March 16, 2016 – SUEZ, formally known as United Water, donated surplus desks, tables, chairs, conference tables, filing cabinets, bulletin and white boards to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s (Habitat Bergen) new office in River Edge, NJ. Due to SUEZ’ corporate office relocation from Harrington Park to Paramus, they found themselves with excess inventory available for donation. The donated items are valued in excess of $16,000, which compliments SUEZ’ ongoing community initiatives. Through SUEZ’ recycling and donation, 2,000 square feet of furniture and non-computer equipment was redistributed, enabling SUEZ to divert surplus inventory away from landfills.
To aid in Habitat Bergen’s move, SUEZ also coordinated the logistics of moving the furniture from their old location to Habitat Bergen’s new office address at 70 Grand Avenue, Suite 102, River Edge NJ 07661. This included providing the trucks and volunteers to move the furniture into the new office.
“Fully furnishing the new office(s) is an expense that we would not have been able to absorb; Suez’s donation is the only reason we are able to have our doors open and be fully operational on the actual day of our move. We are even more pleased to reuse and recycle good furniture, which is in keeping with Suez’s and Habitat’s commitment to the environment,” said Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen’s Executive Director
“We are pleased to be able to support Habitat and other non-profit partners by proving the office furniture donations. Being a good corporate citizen means giving back to the community. This is a win-win situation for all.” said Rich Henning, Vice President of Communications.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, contact Chelsea Gioffre at [email protected], 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 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.
SUEZ provides water service to approximately 850,000 people throughout Bergen County and parts of Hudson, Sussex, Passaic and Hunterdon counties. In North America, the company operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 16 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water and wastewater services to nearly 6.7 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company had revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.