Wodify Philanthropy: Teaming up to build an Habitat home

Moorestown, NJ – November, 2012 – On a recent Friday, 16 employees, friends and family members from Conigent, Inc./Wodify, based in Haddonfield, and CrossFit Aspire of Cherry Hill put regular business aside to help build a home through the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. The 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom, Moorestown home is being built for a brother and sister currently sharing a 1-bedroom apartment in Maple Shade. The team helped build the new home on 3rd Street in Moorestown in six hours, which was one hour ahead of schedule. The day’s work included moving roughly 6 tons of dirt around the perimeter of the home, filling in holes and building up the foundation. They also applied fireproof sealant throughout the interior framework of the home and dug out a hole of approximately 10 feet in the crawl space to free up the waterline pipe. The team additionally prepped the house for sheet rocking by cleaning out all the interior debris.

According to Tapiwa Chadambura, Volunteer & Communications Coordinator for Burlington County Habitat for Humanity, “it is volunteers like the folks at Conigent/Wodify and CrossFit Aspire, who enable us to build the homes that we do.” In addition, Chadambura said, “our program is a ‘hand up,’ and not a ‘hand out,’ so the sibling recipients have since completed almost 400 hours of ‘sweat equity’ themselves by working on the construction site, volunteering in the Habitat ReStore, performing community service, and attending homeownership preparation courses.”

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According to Ameet Shah, CEO of Conigent/Wodify, “philanthropy is an integral part of our corporate mission and we pick organizations and projects at which we can get our hands dirty, in keeping with our work hard/play hard mentality.” Alycia McGinley, co-owner of CrossFit Aspire, said, “working up a sweat by moving heavy objects is what CrossFit functional fitness training is all about. The fact that we can use our physical strength to give back to the local community is immensely gratifying.”

This is Conigent/Wodify’s second year volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, but its first time joining forces with CrossFit Aspire. Conigent/Wodify employees not only work out at CrossFit Aspire, but the gym is also the first CrossFit gym nationwide to implement Wodify, Conigent’s new custom, mobile application to electronically track individual members’ performance, and manage owner operations. Wodify is currently in 60 CrossFit gyms nationwide, in use by 15,000 athletes and their gym owners.

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