Valley Celebrates over 26 years of Building Change in Paterson

Group shotWAYNE, N.J. (May 29, 2019) - Valley joined other corporate sponsors, volunteers, Paterson Habitat Board and community members in celebrating Barbara Dunn’s 26 years of serving as the Executive Director of the Paterson Habitat for Humanity in Paterson, New Jersey. 

In its 30 plus years, this urban affiliate has built over 300 homes for hard working families and is continuing its goal of transforming neighborhoods through homeownership. Under Barbara’s leadership, Paterson Habitat earned and managed Neighborhood Stabilization funds, helped its First Ward families after Hurricane Irene devasted the North Ward through “A Brush with Kindness” emergency repairs and advanced a North Ward Neighborhood Revitalization plan with community-based solutions.

In 2018 the Paterson Habitat launched a new campaign, Hamilton 7 and Beyond, to raise $2.5 million towards reaching the goal of 75 homes built in a 12-block area of the 4th. Owning a home is an important step toward financial security and a dream for many families. Homeownership improves educational and health outcomes for children. A home is more than a place to live — it is also an investment in the long-term prosperity of our communities. Valley congratulates Barbara for her service at Paterson Habitat, the City of Paterson and for Habitat families everywhere. 

About Paterson Habitat
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build a place to call home. Paterson Habitat knows that affordable homes play a critical role in strong and stable communities. Paterson Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Paterson Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity that was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to  or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.