(Completed March 2017)
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, along with community leaders, major corporate sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and its newest partner family, The Pimentel’s, celebrated thecompletion of a 1,900 square foot, 3-bedroom, single family home at a dedication ceremony in Bergenfield, NJ on Tuesday, March 7th at 10:30 am. The Energy Star-certified home features Blue Jean insulation made from recycled denim, LED light bulbs, and energy-efficient appliances donated by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Carlos and Geovana Pimentel and their two children, ages 8 and 5, look forward to moving out of their one bedroom apartment and into their new home. Carlos and Geovana have volunteered 425 hours on the building of their home as well as representing Habitat Bergen at advocacy events. Other major home sponsors for the home include The Jose M. Garcia Foundation, Inc., OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, McInerney Jansen Family Foundation, Mercedes-Benz USA, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., SUEZ North America Foundation, and a generous anonymous donor. View the coverage of the Home Dedication Ceremony below.
Our Sandy Restoration Project
(Completed December 2015)
Habitat Bergen embarked on its Sandy Restoration project to "Repair. Rebuild. ReStore." in Little Ferry, NJ, one of the multiple towns that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Our affiliate launched a block-by-block approach, repairing multiple houses that have been victimized by Superstorm Sandy, in effort to revitalize the town. Thanks to the work done by our dedicated volunteers, the affiliate is proud to say we have completed 80 critical home repairs throughout Little Ferry, Moonachie, Hackensack and Fairview.
Our Oradell Project
(Completed December 2013)
Habitat Bergen's first LEED-certified project comprises two duplexes, creating four 3-bedroom homes on Westervelt Place. This project was unique for Habitat in that it required special attention to design, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, etc. to qualify for the gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.
Our New Milford Project
(Completed December 2012)
This collaboration with Bonim Builders was designed to renovate the Komninos' family home to make life more comfortable for Zoey, their youngest daughter, severely afflicted with seizure disorder and cerebral palsy. The renovation provided wheelchair access throughout the first floor, a handicap bathroom with wheel-in tub accessibility; enlarged the bedroom to accommodate medical and therapy equipment; provided future living space for a live-in caregiver, and direct accessibility to the outside. Zoey is dependent on life-giving equipment, so provision is being made to provide an uninterrupted power supply (UPS), and a generator backup to sustain her through prolonged outages. Zoey is thriving in her new home with her family and all thanks to our amazing volunteers!
Our Waldwick Project
(Completed September 2011)
We received a wonderful donation of land from the town of Waldwick to complete the renovation of an existing 1500 square foot 1790 farmhouse. With the help of our amazing volunteers we have built two 2-bedroom homes, one 3-bedroom home and one 4-bedroom home. Our families are happily residing in their homes.
Our Garfield Project
(Completed September 2011)
On May 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Zoe's Place, a group home for homeless teen mothers and their babies. This project at 58 Farnham Avenue in Garfield was actually a joint effort made possible by funding from Bergen County Community Development and Bergen County's United Way and built by Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. The need for such a dwelling was originally identified by Jane Fiedler and Susan Knowlton, whose passion for helping those less fortunate ignited the enthusiasm of many individuals and groups. Volunteers devoted countless hours to hanging sheetrock, spackling, painting and landscaping so this previous eyesore would become a charming home for these deserving young families. Mayor Frank Calandriello led a group of special guests in cutting the ribbon. The teenage mothers and their babies are happily residing in a place they can call home.