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Future Helps The Past: Ridgewood Teens Volunteer For Historical Society

Left to right, Luke Simpson, Madison Scott, Jack Simpson, Parker Scott, Joe Rahaim, James Mondi and Avery Scott.
Left to right, Luke Simpson, Madison Scott, Jack Simpson, Parker Scott, Joe Rahaim, James Mondi and Avery Scott. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – When the Ridgewood Historical Society and Schoolhouse Museum needed some heavy items moved they knew just who to call for the job –  teen entrepreneur Joe Rahaim.

The problem? They didn't have a budget to pay Rahaim, owner of Joe's Odd Jobs, or his crew.

It ended up not being a problem at all.'

"When I put the text out to my regular workers, the response was amazing,. Everyone wanted to help even though it was going to be an unpaid project," said Rahaim, "The Ridgewood community and its word of mouth have been very good to me, my business, and my team so we were happy to give back to the Historical Society".

Rahaim and his crew helped move bulky furniture and other items that had accumulated over the years.

Rahaim is a rising senior at Ridgewood High School and Owner and Founder of Joe's Odd Jobs, a local business he started his freshman year of high school. The business, which began as a way to work around his busy sports schedule. has grown to a 10- plus person operation.

"I found a niche", said Rahaim, we do a lot of small projects like moves, clean-outs, minor landscaping, and small painting jobs," he said. "It has been a great experience for me, I like hands-on projects and most of all, working with a great crew that knows how to have fun and work hard."

For more information or to contact Rahaim, click here for his email address.

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