RIVER EDGE, NJ - ConnectOne Bank, a local bank catering to the NJ/NY metro area, partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County by sending employees to volunteer their time building at Habitat Bergen’s Bergenfield construction worksite.
ConnectOne is an organization that knows that the “little things matter” in banking, and they were able to transfer that philosophy to the job site by donating their time and resources in order to make an impact in their local community. ConnectOne delivered on their commitment to the community and its mission to be “a better place to be” through this initiative.
ConnectOne’s team of ten volunteers spent the day cutting and installing drywall inside the house.
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 future homeowners, Carlos and Geovana Pimentel, with utility cost-saving opportunities.
“We are proud to continue to support Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s initiatives in our local community. The organization has been instrumental in eliminating poverty in New Jersey,” says ConnectOne Bank’s Chief Lending Officer, Elizabeth Magennis. “As a community bank, serving and building our local communities is in our DNA and we’re proud to partner with an organization who aligns with these values.”
“Our community partnerships are the backbone to our organization, and we are grateful for the continued support of ConnectOne Bank, which allows us to serve as many families as we do, on and off the construction site,” said Angela King, the Director of Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.
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.