SHOUT OUT: Workers from KPMG have put the finishing touches on the rehabilitation of Little Ferry’s Washington School, devastated by Hurricane Sandy, in time for classes next month and the 100th anniversary of the school.
Structural repairs were completed when a group of 65 employees from KPMG in Montvale put in a week of painting the walls of the 100-by-70-foot gym, along with eight classrooms and various bathrooms.
More than five feet of water flooded the gym during the storm, which damaged classrooms and other areas, as well.
“Our teams had a great time and meaningful experience working together to paint the school,” says KPMG Executive Director Andy Dunkinson. “The project was well-organized and our employees had a great team-building experience while doing good in the community.”
“The volunteers from KPMG were a welcome sight, with their smiling faces and enthusiastic attitude,” says Ellen Lutvak, manager of the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council, of which KPMG is a member. “What a wonderful change to see freshly painted rooms where once there was devastation.”
Paradiso of Moonachie provided lunch for the workers.
PHOTO (l. to r.): Ting C. Chin: Joseph Rosselli: Ryan Mulluk, Bill DeMarco (Courtesy Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council)
The 30-member Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council, a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, provides leadership in meeting community needs, especially those of children and families, by mobilizing employee volunteers. The countil welcomes new members and encourages companies interested in joining or learning more to call (201) 489-9454 or visit www.nnjbvc.org
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