Valley National Bank Supports Habitat For Humanity’s 2017 Corporate Challenge

WAYNE, N.J. - Thursday, June 7, 2017 - Valley National Bank team members volunteered to help build homes in Paterson, New Jersey as part of Paterson Habit for Humanity’s Corporate Challenge. Valley associates volunteered to spend a Saturday morning grouting, spackling, framing, flooring, painting and organizing supplies in two homes in Paterson’s 1st Ward.

Corporate Challenge is a three-week event where corporations in the tri-state area volunteer their employees to Paterson Habitat for Humanity construction sites. For the past 23 years, teams of employees work a half day shift and have lunch (provided by Habitat) where volunteers, families and staff often share their stories and experiences. In 2016, 35 companies offered more than 900 of their employees and accepted the challenge raising over $250,000. One hundred percent of funds raised by this event go toward building Paterson Habitat homes.

As the first company to commit to participation in the Corporate Challenge, Valley’s extensive partnership with the Paterson Habitat for Humanity spans 23 years. During that time, Valley volunteers have helped build over 60 homes for Paterson residents.

About Paterson Habitat for Humanity
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Paterson Habitat for Humanity 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. Habitat for Humanity 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
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, or call our Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.