LITTLE FERRY, N.J. – A group of bank employees traded in their pens for putty knives for a day to help rebuild homes in Hackensack and Little Ferry that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Seven Sussex Bank workers volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County as part of the New Jersey Bankers Association’s “Bankers Build” program. Donations were also made to help buy construction materials.
Split into two teams, the volunteers installed drywall and spackled and sheathed an exterior wall.
“Our Sussex Bank team had a great time helping rebuild Hackensack and Little Ferry," President and CEO Anthony Labozzetta said. "Knowing how extensive the damage was from Superstorm Sandy made our efforts all the more worthwhile."
"With so much still to do, our members are rolling up their sleeves and volunteering their services to help," NJ Bankers President and CEO John E. McWeeney added.
“We were very excited to work with the NJBankers and Sussex Bank," Habitat Bergen Marketing Director Nicole Murray said. "[The] two organizations have similar goals and visions as Habitat Bergen does: doing good for the greater community."
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