Veolia Teams With Habitat For Humanity to Foster Home Ownership Dreams

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County and Veolia have teamed up in New Jersey to help home ownership dreams come true for families in the Greater Meadowlands Area and across New Jersey.

Veolia’s New Jersey Division was honored for its partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County and its work to build affordable housing for families in Northern New Jersey.

Since 2004, Veolia has provided approximately $200,000 in financial support to the organization. More than 300 employees have volunteered 2,000 hours of their time to help build dozens of homes and repair or renovate many more.

“Our employees like to go out in the communities we service and help in many different ways,” said Sonja Clark, Manager of Community Relations for Veolia’s New Jersey division. “Building a home for Habitat for Humanity is a natural fit for us.

Veolia Senior Director of Legal Operations & Governance Adela Wekselblatt added, “Home ownership continues to be a dream for many people that seems unattainable. In Bergen County, there is an assumption that there isn’t a need for affordable housing. Habitat fills that need.”

Wekselblatt also serves as the Vice President of Habitat’s Board of Directors.