CSR Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity Build Day

On Saturday, September 24, members of the Roux team set out bright and early to help build a home in Bellport, Long Island as part of our annual Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Build Day. Since 1988, Habitat Suffolk has empowered hundreds of families to achieve their dreams of homeownership through their affordable homeownership program. On this day, we helped to put up drywall in the rooms upstairs, which will soon become bedrooms for Diana, William, and their four children.

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The family currently lives in a two-bedroom apartment with very limited space. “The stability, security, and the comfort that having our own home will provide means so much to us that there is not a word we can use to accurately put our feelings into words,” said Diana. “A safe, clean, and stable environment is what helps children succeed in life, and Habitat for Humanity is giving my children that opportunity.”

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On Roux’s Build Day, we not only got the opportunity to help build a home for Diana and William’s family, but we built alongside William who worked diligently to help see his dream home become a reality. It was a worthwhile experience, and we look forward to donating more of our time and effort to this cause in the years to follow.

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Upcoming Roux Events: September 2016

Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Saturday, September 24 in Bellport, NY

Roux will be sponsoring a Build Day for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County. Since 1988, Habitat Suffolk has empowered hundreds of families to achieve their dreams of homeownership through their affordable homeownership program. Habitat Suffolk’s goal is to build an average of 10-12 houses annually, building for as long as needed to make sure every family in Suffolk County has a simple, decent, and affordable place to live and call home. Roux volunteers from our Islandia, New York office will be participating in this event, and all are welcome to attend. Click here to join us and learn more about the cause.

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Some of Roux’s volunteers at a past Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Bike MS: New Jersey City to Shore Ride 2016
Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25 in Cherry Hill, NJ
Roux’s New Jersey office will pedal toward a world free of MS in this year’s City to Shore Ride. The Bike MS series is the largest fundraising bike event in the world. This two-day ride features route options for all cycling abilities from 25-180 miles, taking riders through the flat terrain and back roads of South Jersey to the blueberry fields of Hammonton. The 7,000 participants will end up in Ocean City, NJ welcomed by cheering volunteers. Click here to register for the event and learn more about Bike MS.

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