Building simple, decent homes for God's people in need since 1989
291 Chestnut Street, # 284, Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-7874
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Current Habitat Happenings:

There will be
no Board Meeting in August.
Next is September 2, 2014

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Thank you to all the runners who came out to the

Raise the Roof Fun Run!

Click here for Results.
Visit our Facebook page for photos.

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The Gilmore Home is Finished!
Thanks to everyone who helped.

We'd love to see you at the Next site when we start up again - this time in Portlandville. .  More Volunteer Information...

Gilmore House

OUR VOLUNTEER HUB is up and running! Just click on our "Volunteer Now!" button above, or on the "Volunteer NOW Sign-up" link to the left. . . or click right HERE   :-)  !

CONSTRUCTION:

8/3/14
The electric service panel in the house was wired with some temporary circuits last Monday and it was inspected (and passed) on Tuesday. The house wall panels arrived early on Thursday and most of them were installed that day. On Saturday, installation of the remaining wall panels was completed, and the cellar stairs were put into place. We had 3 carpenters from the local union helping on Saturday. A roof over the cellar door was also started.

This coming week, NYSEG is scheduled to connect electricity to the house. The roof trusses should be on site late on Wednesday. We plan to place them on Thursday. Roof sheathing and felt paper will be installed on Saturday. The roofing shingles will probably be installed the following week. The partner family (Mark, in particular) is excited. It's starting to look like a house!

Special Note: The August BOD meeting has been cancelled - the next one will be on Tuesday, September 2.More...

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

Are held the first Tuesday of each month,
7:00pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta.
Come join us  •  Call 432-7874 with any questions.
Ways to CONTRIBUTE BELOW -
see DONATE options.

 

 

Meetings

Board Meetings
Open to public First Tuesday of each month;

Board meetings are usually 7:00 pm at the Elm Park Methodist Church (401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta). The public is welcome. Walk through the open kitchen area and through the doorway in the back left side. Turn right into the hallway, the room is just up that hallway on the left - you'll hear us. Call our office 607-432-7874 with questions. You can leave a message and we'll get back to you..You may have to leave a message, but we'll get back to you just as soon as we can. Or email: hfhoc@verizon.net.

Committee Meetings

Family Selection Committee:
Third Wednesday of each month (not during winter), Elm Park Methodist Church or Cooperstown location, 7:00 pm. Check with the Office (432-7874) about meeting times and places, you may need to leave a message, but we'll get back to you ASAP.

Family Support Committee:
Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm. Check with the Office (432-7874) about meeting times and places, you may need to leave a message, but we'll get back to you ASAP.

Fund Raising Committee:
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm in Oneonta. Chair is Brenda Balcom (643-6145). Check with Brenda for confirmed time and place.

Publicity Committee:
The 4th Tuesday evening of each month, 46 Ford Ave., Oneonta, 7:00 pm.
Chair: Steve Walsh; Members: Barbara Dauria (web), Marie Hegeman, Meaghan Swan, Anna Stave.

Note to other committees
Please email Touchstonecom@stny.rr.com with your meeting information (preferably with general meeting times, so we don't have to revise eachonth - but we can do that if you need), and we will post it here.

 
 

 Past Events and Thank-Yous!

 

F&M Concrete Casting
donated the kitchen countertops for our home on Miles Street.
THANK YOU, Frank Stanley

Check out their website -they produce beautiful countertops.


Dennis Murray 
We miss you!
Dennis Murray photo
Dennis Murray
was one of the very best of us. He volunteered, then supervised. He supervised construction when we were working on one, two, and three homes at once! And he still donated half his time (essentially doubling his workload) while he worked as our paid supervisor.
      Later, he drew up our house plans, even when he was home and not well. As one of our volunteers described, "He had a twinkle about him." He was always pleasant to be around. And one of his last wishes was for those who wanted to honor his memory, to donate to our Habitat Chapter.
     The"CONTRIBUTE HERE" buttontakes you to our PayPal accunt, where you can donate in his name. Be sure to mention Dennis in the "notes" section there.We sincerely thank all of Dennis's family for sharing him with us. _______________

Home Dedication Photo page (in process, check back)

Fun Run Photos 2012

 

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Ways to Donate

Car Donation

Click here to donate a car (It's easy, no matter how old or dead! They'll even come and get it.)


Or click below to donate on line. . .

To mail us a donation, send to:
Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County,
Suite #284, 291 Chestnut St.,
Oneonta, NY  13820-1229.

And a BIG THANK YOU !

We always need land!

We are currently looking for a building plots in the Oneonta and Cooperstown School District. If you are able to donate land, or know of some inexpensive land for sale anywhere in the county, please either email us or call 432-7874

Our WISH LIST:

This is a list of stuff that we sure wish we had. If you are of a mind to donate any of these things, we’d be proud to take it. And remember, your donations are tax-deductible and we can supply you with a receipt. Call our office at 432-7874, leave a message about how you can help, and we'll get back to you..

Pennies from Heaven:

Cash – we are always grateful to receive, in any amount. And stop by our office to check out our Habitat merchandise – books, hammers, notecards – all priced to sell!

All your worldly goods:

We always need refreshments for our laborers. Lunches, morning snacks, and juice, iced tea, lemonade, and sports beverages would be terrific.

We need people to volunteer behind the scenes
on our family, fundraising, public relations, and volunteer committees. And people for our Board of Directors. For a relatively small donation of your time, you will receive a world of fun and friendship in return.
We would like a person who has the experience and contacts to promote us to local and county governments.
We would also like a person with photo/video experience who could develop a promotional video!
And if you have specific building skills to bring to the site
(and maybe a desire to teach or lead a small crew) – wow!

VOLUNTEERING

Sign-up as a volunteer, to work with us. Go to our "Volunteer Now" sign-up page.
You'll be asked for some simple information
(We don't use this information to solicit in any way!) If the link doesn't work call (607-432-7874)

Covenant Churches

have made a commitment to support the Otsego County HFH through prayer, volunteer effort, and/or a financial commitment. Our covenant churches include:

First United Methodist (Oneonta)
Christ Church (Gilbertsville)
Elm Park Methodist (Oneonta)
Unitarian Universalist Society (Oneonta)
St. Mary's RC Church (Oneonta)
First Baptist (Oneonta)
First Presbyterian (Cooperstown)
Christ Episcopal Church (Cooperstown)

We thank you and greatly appreciate your help!
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Officers:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Karen Joest: President
Bruce Downie: Vice President
Brenda Balcom: Secretary
Peggy Fowler: Treasurer
Wende Ebberts:Assistant Treasurer
Mary Ann Dowdell
Jeanne Miller
Bill O'Dea


Board Meetings: The first* Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM, Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. All are welcome. Open to the public.

Board Members:
Joe Camarata, Leslie Craigmyle, Barbara Dauria, Starr Hobb, Jane Miller, Bill O'Dea, Steve Walsh, and Cecilia Zapata

Committee Chairs

Barb Dauria & Melanie Loucks: Family Selection,
Jane Miller: Family Support,
Bill O'Dea: Finance,
Brenda Balcom: Fundraising
Steve Walsh: Publicity
Starr Hobb: Volunteer:

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