Mayor Nicholas Sacco met with representatives from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 to personally thank them for building a storeroom for NB C.A.R.E.S. inside of town hall.
NB C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance Relief Events & Support) is an expansion of North Bergen’s Emergency Relief Program, which was created in response to a tragic fire in 2013. Over the years the program branched out into other avenues to help North Bergen residents in need. The program offers meals to the needy during the holiday season. NB C.A.R.E.S. works closely with the administrators of each school in town as well as school nurses and guidance counselors to make sure families are informed of the supplies and services we can provide to them and their children.
Working with an old boiler room, Lowe’s employees gutted and renovated the space, installing shelves, fixing concrete, leveling floors, painting, and more. All materials and labor were contributed at no cost to the township. The new space provides NB C.A.R.E.S. with a new facility in which to store supplies for its many programs and emergency relief efforts on behalf of North Bergen residents.
The project was part of the Lowe’s Heroes Project, with both the North Bergen and Jersey City stores generously contributing to the makeover, at an estimated total cost of $10,000.
The mission of Lowe’s Heroes Project is to transform lives one community at a time. The volunteer program began in Lowe’s more than 10 years ago. The program encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference.