Work continues on Habitat for Humanity House

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

While temperatures are a resemblance of the good old days and ice builds up on the shores of The Finger Lakes, the volunteers of Yates County Habitat for Humanity know how to keep warm and ward off the winter doldrums.

Other than during the Christmas holidays, can hammers be heard pounding nails at the current worksite 150 Seneca St Penn Yan. The warmth and camaraderie of many working together for the common goal of decent affordable housing lights the spark that wards off the coolness of the season.

Progress has been made at the current worksite as sheetrock is now being hung and one can envision the homes future. Many skilled and unskilled workers, as others, from the Yates County community have made possible the dreams that have come true for those who otherwise might not have been able to own their own home.

Once the house is finished and 500 sweat equity hours completed by Karlton and Amber Pierce, they with children Weston and Madison will take ownership of the home at 150 Seneca St.  The days will be warmer by then and the volunteers, with hammers in hand, will once again be pounding nails at a new worksite.

Yates County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to elimination of substandard housing and to making decent housing a matter of conscience and action. 

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need throughout the world building simple decent shelter that is sold to them at no profit through no-interest loans. 

Funds, building materials and labor are donated by individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations who share our goal of eliminating substandard housing in the world.

While there continues to be a core of dedicated volunteers, the need for a new generation of workers who would like to be part of this effort in Yates County would certainly be welcomed.

Scheduled workdays are Wednesday and Saturdays. Volunteers are always needed to help with coffee breaks and Saturday lunches. 

For more information call John Keenan 315- 536-9159.