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American Standard, part of LIXIL, has celebrated the completion of renovations at Naomi’s Way, a family housing shelter located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Working in partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen (CCDOM), who runs this facility, American Standard donated more than $100,000 in bathroom and kitchen fixtures, faucets and labor renovation funds, plus more than 330 hours of employee volunteer painting time to help remodel the building.
“Naomi’s Way provided us with the perfect opportunity to bring our mission to life, by helping to remodel these apartments and make a difference in the lives of families in need in our local community,” said Jeannette Long, vice president, marketing communications, at LIXIL Americas.
For more than 30 years, Naomi’s Way has provided transitional housing to single women with children who were previously homeless. The 12-apartment facility is now re-opening with new bathrooms, kitchens, lighting fixtures and outlets, plus a fresh coat of paint in all units and common areas, as permanent housing for persons with special needs related to homelessness, job loss, abuse, addiction, etc.
“We are delighted and grateful to have American Standard as a partner in this renovation. These upgrades to Naomi’s Way will significantly impact the lives of the residents who will soon call this building ‘home.’ We are able to provide them with beautiful, high quality living spaces that they would not normally have,” Marianne Majewski, executive director of CCDOM, said.
Product donations from other building and construction manufacturers assisted in the full upgrade of Naomi’s Way. Additionally, more than 40 LIXIL employees volunteered roughly 330 hours to paint the facility’s apartments and hallways over a two-week period.
“Becoming involved in this project has been a truly rewarding and humbling experience for our entire organization. It has been a privilege and honor for us to work with the incredible staff at Naomi’s Way and Catholic Charities,” Long concluded.