Scenes from Habitat Work Day 2013

most of the group from Point Lookout on the hillside steps at High Street, Yonkers, NY

most of the volunteer group from Point Lookout on the hillside steps at High Street, Yonkers, NY

The Point Lookout Community Church went on their annual Habitat For Humanity work day on Saturday April 20, 2013.

Volunteers unload lumber that became new floors and temporary wall supports by the end of the day

Volunteers unload lumber that became new floors and temporary wall supports by the end of the day

We had a great turnout somewhere upwards of 35 to 40 people helped out from the Point Lookout community and surrounding areas.

after the garbage was cleaned up, actual gardening and clearing could begin.

after the garbage was cleaned up, actual gardening and clearing could begin.

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.
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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!

Looking at the hopuses that are on the town stairs, kind of like the walks in Long Beach.

Looking at the hopuses that are on the town stairs, kind of like the walks in Long Beach.

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.

check out the Habitat For Humanity of Westchester website here

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.

Point Lookout Volunteers give a much needed clean up to the hillside adjacent to the houses.

Point Lookout Volunteers give a much needed clean up to the hillside adjacent to the houses.

Good work volunteers! and what a great day.

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