“I had a lot of fun working with my team on this project,” Larry Landes, president, said. “I’m really proud of them. They work hard all week and then they were happy to be out on a weekend getting their hands dirty to help others. It really makes you feel good to be part of such an amazing team.
CRANFORD, NJ (PRWEB) November 13, 2019
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, the replacement window and patio door affiliate of Renewal by Andersen serving Central and Northern New Jersey and Metropolitan New York, Staten Island and Rockland County has partnered with Rebuilding Together, a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization to help local communities and homeowners rebuild and improve lives throughout the area.
Through various fundraisers held in concert with its sister Renewal by Andersen companies in Long Island, San Francisco, and Atlanta last year, they raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for Rebuilding Together. This year, the New Jersey and New York Metro location upped its ante in Rebuilding Together by donating its time and materials to help rebuild a community center in the Bronx, NY and a home on Staten Island, NY.
“This is the right thing to do,” Larry Landes, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro president said. “These communities help support all the employees in our Renewal by Andersen family so we feel it’s our obligation to help support these communities however we can. Plus, I really enjoy it.”
The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in Bronx, NY is a former police station that was transformed into a community center serving local seniors and children in the surrounding area. Fifteen employees from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, including company president, Larry Landes, donated their time and materials to help paint the center and build a large number of computer workstations for the community.
“I had a lot of fun working with my team on this project,” Landes said. “I’m really proud of them. They work hard all week and then they were happy to be out on a weekend getting their hands dirty to help others. It really makes you feel good to be part of such an amazing team.”
Staten Island, NY
Next up on the agenda is to help rebuild the family home of an elderly woman in Staten Island, NY. Hard hit by Superstorm Sandy back in 2012, this home has needed a new roof, bathroom, windows, and an entire heating system since the massive hurricane caused extensive damage to the building. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro is donating over $50,000 worth of windows and installation labor to help remedy the unhealthy living conditions, inoperable windows and exorbitant heating bills the woman has been suffering with for years. The window materials and labor donation will make the home more energy efficient and enable Rebuilding Together to complete the other needed repairs. Without the donation, not only could the non-profit not afford the repairs, but the home would be impractical to heat even with a brand new heating system.
“It just breaks your heart to see someone living like this,” Landes said. “We just knew we had to help this lovely woman save her family home – and just in time for the holidays.”
The project will commence on November 24, 2019, and will give this Staten Island homeowner something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving this year. With winter’s cold fast approaching, she’ll finally be able to spend the holidays in a warm, toasty home without driving her heating bills through the roof.
These are just a few of the ways Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro gives back to the communities they serve. In addition to numerous events held throughout the year to raise money for Rebuilding Together, (including 50/50 Raffles, Food Truck, Pick 3 Lottery [Calendar Raffle], Virtual Bingo, Bake Sales, Ice Cream Day, Car Wash, BBQs, Volleyball Tournaments, Plant Sale (Mums), PartyLite Candles, Paint & Sip, Volunteer Day, Pancake Breakfast, Chocolate Pop sales, Pampered Chef, Bowling Night, Zumba, Halloween Costume Contest, Tricky Tray Vendor Appreciation Event), Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro is also a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society.
About Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro is the premier supplier of Renewal by Andersen Replacement windows throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas. Its office and showroom are located at 70 Jackson Drive, Suite A, Cranford, NJ 07016. Contact them at 1-908-497-1020
About Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen is the exclusive start-to-finish window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation—the most recognized window brand in the U.S. Renewal by Andersen was founded with the objective of creating a different and better window and door replacement experience for homeowners. Since opening its first store in 1995, Renewal by Andersen has rapidly grown to more than 100 markets in North America, becoming one of the largest window replacement companies in the U.S., having installed nearly 2 million windows in over 300,000 homes.
About Rebuilding Together
Together, with its corporate and community partners, Rebuilding Together repairs homes, revitalizes communities and rebuilds lives. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.