Friday, March 17, 2017

Community Partners Making-It-Home for Two Bergen County Residents

The cold month of February brought much warmth to two appreciative Bergen County residents. 

Ramon and Narcy were overcome with joy when volunteers from Ridgewood Moving Services arrived with kitchen, bedroom and living room furniture for their apartment in Hackensack.  Prior to our arrival they had borrowed lights and two chairs from friends because they did not have extra money to purchase furniture or accessories on their own. 

Ridgewood Moving, a vital partner with Making-It-Home, collects furniture for us when their customers wish to donate pieces to the program. For this particular move, they provided furniture from one of their clients, picked up additional pieces from our storage unit, and delivered all to Ramon and Narcy, easing their transition from emergency shelter to permanent housing.   

Under the leadership of Chief James O’Connor, officers from the Lyndhurst Police Department have proven to be among our most dedicated volunteers and donors.  On February 22nd, seven off-duty officers arrived at our storage unit with one truck full of donated furniture and two additional trucks ready to load for our newest client, Milan.  In record time, they used their brains and brawn to assemble a kitchen table and move 8 pieces of furniture and accessories into Milan’s one-bedroom apartment in Lodi.  

For more information about the Making-It-Home Program, please contact Christine at  

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