Colotraq Demonstrates Its Commitment to Social Responsibility with Its First Annual Day of Service

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Global Technology Firm Teams with Morris County, NJ Habitat for Humanity to Help Build Affordable Housing

Colotraq, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, believes in the values of corporate social responsibility. Morris County, where the firm is located, is one of New Jersey’s most affluent counties and yet, there are thousands of families living in inadequate housing because they simply cannot afford the area’s high prices. On Friday March 23rd, Colotraq teamed up with Morris Habitat for Humanity in a day of service. Colotraq closed its offices for the day and its entire staff spent the day working at a construction site of a multifamily dwelling in Summit, NJ. They worked at landscaping, masonry, tiling, painting, carpentry and other construction chores.

Project leaders emphasized that the project is not a handout, but a true hand up. For example, in addition to their mortgage, each homeowner family invests hundreds of hours of their own labor (“sweat equity”) into the building of their home and the homes of others.
The project was intended both as a team building exercise and to strengthen the company’s ties to the community. According to both the project leaders from Habitat and the Colotraq participants, the day was an unqualified success.

In the words of Colotraq staff member, Avianca Bouchedid, “We were proud to team up with Morris Habitat to provide such a needed service in our community. My bosses, colleagues and I rolled up our sleeves, and helped several low-income families have decent and affordable housing. By the end of the day, we were all dirty and exhausted, and had giant smiles on our faces.”

Colotraq Chief Operating Officer, Lou Peccoralo, added, “We believe strongly in giving back to the community and I can’t think of a better way than giving our employees the experience of working together on such a worthwhile project.”

About Colotraq

Since its launch in 1999, Colotraq has become the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center services. Colotraq can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space and related bandwidth, dark fiber, managed hosting and cloud computing services through its global network of more than 400 service providers in over 1,200 cities across 160 countries.

For more information about Colotraq, visit http://www.colotraq.com or email info(at)colotraq(dot)com.

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