BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- A group of female employees from Suez, a Paramus water company, recently joined Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County's annual Women Build in Bergenfield to help prepare a three-bedroom house for a family.
The group of women from Suez rolled up their sleeves with other volunteers to install insulation and a house wrap, along with painting on the outside.
The Bergenfield house is destined for the Pimentel family, who also have come out to help at the construction site. The 1,900-square-foot house is being built with energy-efficient features, officials said.
“There is no question that helping to create a decent home for a family is a significant act of giving, but our volunteers typically find that they receive something in return that is even more valuable: a feeling of satisfaction and a connection to other people,” said Sonja Clark, director of community relations at Suez and Habitat Bergen board member.
Habitat officials sais Suez employees have been working on Habitat projects for a long time. Habitat builds or rehabilitates single-family houses and sells them at cost for low-income families.
“Suez has been a key community partner of Habitat Bergen for many years, and we admire the strength, generosity, and can-do attitude of the women at Suez who volunteer with Women Build and lead by example,” said Angela King, Habitat Bergen’s director of volunteers and Women Build Committee chair.
For more details about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, visit its website or call (201) 457-1020.