9/21/14 This past week we finished installing Betty Goodspeed Steele's new roof at her house in Hartwick. Yes, it rained again on Tuesday when we were working on it, but the rain did not slow us down. Thank you to all of the volunteers that did double duty. Hopefully, this will put an end to her insurance problems.
Portlandville Property (Town of Milford):
On Thursday a nice porch roof was constructed for the basement entrance on the Owen house. The scaffolding was reassembled, the windows were foamed, wires were run, and J channel was finished, along with other odds and ends. On Saturday, the St. Mary's RC Church crew from Oneonta, along with some regulars, completed installation of the siding on the house, and it is looking sharp!
On Tuesday this coming week, we will host several conferees from the Life Insurance Council of New York for an afternoon of work on the house. Thursday, we expect the furnace and plumbing supplies to arrive, so that we can continue plumbing work and rough wiring. The same work will continue on Saturday.
Mike Donahue (from information provided by Bruce Downie)
For the HFHOC Construction Committee
Tuesday ,November 4 isour next regular Board Meeting.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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!
donated the kitchen countertops for our
home on Miles Street.
Check out their website -they
produce beautiful countertops.
miss you! 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
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.
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
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
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
We would also like a person with photo/video
experience who could develop a promotional
And if you have specific building skills
to bring to the site
(and maybe a desire to teach or lead a small
crew) – wow!
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)
have made a commitment to support the Otsego County HFH through prayer,
volunteer effort, and/or a financial commitment. Our covenant churches