The Point Lookout Community Church went on their annual Habitat For Humanity work day on Saturday April 20, 2013.
We had a great turnout somewhere upwards of 35 to 40 people helped out from the Point Lookout community and surrounding areas.
The group split up into three different areas :
cleaning up the hillside
building temporary supports to allow for the removal and replacing of a two-story back wall of a building and
setting gravel and floor joists for new flooring in another building.
Some of the volunteers moved insane amounts of gravel for the floor substrate in one of the buildings- I wish I had better pictures, but I was too busy, trying to do my part, to take pictures!
The three adjacent homes are on a Hillside, set on the historic Yonkers steps, each with views down the Hudson to New York City. All three are in need of serious rehabilitation. It is probably going to take some time before they’re close to being livable.
Jim (a real inspiring guy!!) from Habitat for Humanity told us that these houses are going to be for US veterans of the War in Afghanistan.
One of them was on hand and was actually doing the work which is part of habitat’s policy for people to have their own sweat equity in the house they receive.
Good work volunteers! and what a great day.