Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Making-It-Home Makes Two Bergen County Residents Feel At Home

On January 10th Tonya moved from emergency shelter to her new apartment in Little Ferry with an office job and a plan to continue her education.  For her, a desk was more important than a sofa – we brought both!  For this “move” we worked with officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department who donated their time, a truck and muscle to bring 11 pieces of furniture and accessories to her home so that Tonya can comfortably pursue her dream for a better future.

Mike, a marine veteran, was able to secure full-time employment before moving to his new apartment in Teaneck, but had only a bed when he moved in.  And with no overhead lights, he was literally living in the dark.  On January 14th we worked with three wonderful Teaneck police officers and one young associate to bring Mike 9 pieces of furniture, as well as lamps, to make his new apartment comfortable and well-lit!  Additional muscle from a charitable father/son team helped transport the furniture and get it in the apartment.  The team even assembled the kitchen table.  In total, 6 volunteers and 3 pick-up trucks made this move possible. 

If you would like to volunteer your time, vehicle and muscle, please contact Christine at cschwake@bergenvolunteers.org.  We would love to welcome you to our team!  

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