Spartans Give Back!
The New Jersey Spartans have a history of participating in the Community and Volunteering. In the past the Spartans have worked with local food banks, soup kitchens, cleaned-up and reclaimed school playgrounds. Continuing with our custom to give back to the community, we joined forces with Habitat for Humanity.
During the month of March, the New Jersey Spartans volunteered in the construction of two homes. On March 12, the men were split into two groups, one assigned to a site in Newark and the other to West Orange both in NJ. The men took part in various duties including landscaping, framing and painting they also had fun working with the many manual and power tools available. On March 26, the men continued to work on the West Orange site, this time pulling wall frames from the ground up to the second floor, to later install them. On that same day The Spartans were privileged to see the fruits of their work. The volunteers were invited to the presentation ceremony at the Newark site and later to a luncheon celebrating the same cause. The Habitat staff, other volunteers, the Spartans and most importantly the recipients of the Newark home, sat down and shared a well deserved meal along with some home-made cookies.
Many of the players that volunteered had never performed any community service in the past. It is mandatory for members of the NJ Spartan organization to partake in community service. After participating in the Habitat for Humanity activities most of the players found a new passion for lending a hand to those in need and promised to take an initiative in the future. It was very inspiring to see the players come together and work hard for a great cause. At the end of their shifts the Spartans involved, shared a sense of pride and personal fulfillment not only from their good deed but also for the new set of skills learned.
Be on the lookout for members of the New Jersey Spartans Family performing community service near you. We will continue to create programs, organize events as well as be present and assist our community, whenever possible.
Habitat for Humanity Newark (HFHN) was founded in 1986 and is a non-profit corporation dedicated to producing low income affordable homes in Newark, NJ. Since 1988, more than 70 families have achieved the dream of home ownership through HFHN. For more information on how to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitatnewark.org
J. Edgar Mozoub
Director of Public Relations