Technology professionals from KPMG in Montvale traded in two days at the office to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County to volunteer in Bergenfield.
KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm, provided the flexibility for its employees to give back to the community during the workday.
The two teams of volunteers installed insulation inside the house, as well as cut and installed drywall to already insulated sections of the home.
The house in Bergenfield is a 1,900-square-foot, three-bedroom home with two-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and one-car garage. The house is being built to the latest environmental and energy-efficiency standards to provide the owners, once moved in, with energy cost-saving opportunities.
“KPMG’s focus on collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, including the work we do in our local communities,” said Harry Moseley, Chief Information Officer at KPMG. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to put that spirit of collaboration to work for such a worthwhile cause. It was an incredibly rewarding experience for our entire team.”
The future homeowners, the Pimentel family, have completed more than 300 hours of their required sweat equity and enjoy coming to the worksite on Saturdays to see the progress.
“Our two days with the KPMG IT Team have been full of laughs, fun stories, and camaraderie. We are excited not only about the memories that the Pimentel family will create together in this home, but also about the memories our teams have already made here,” Angela King, Director of Volunteers of Habitat Bergen.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, visit its website or call 201.457.1020.
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.