Armstrong County's Habitat seeks helpers, donations for house project
An area-based nonprofit is poised to begin a spring building project and is planning an event to attract donors and local volunteers to help pitch in.
Armstrong County's Habitat for Humanity will erect a house on June 1 in the Leechburg area and is seeking additional monetary support and volunteer labor.
Michael McElhaney, executive director, said those who wish to donate or volunteer are invited to attend a champagne garden reception April 28 at 2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Bed and Breakfast, 176 Rearicks Fording Road, in Burrell Township.
McElhaney said information will be given to potential donors about tying in their support with the Armstrong County Community Foundation Day of Giving on May 9 – which provides a match to funds donated to nonprofits by individual and corporate donors.
He said Habitat has received support from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust of Pittsburgh and Farmers & Merchants Bank of Western Pennsylvania.
Those organizations are two key foundation level donors for Habitat, McElhaney said.
In early April, volunteers from area churches, including those from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, helped clear the site along Locust Avenue where the new home will be built.
“Our team spent the cloudy Saturday morning (April 13) clearing out eight years worth of overgrowth and debris from what will soon be the site of a new Habitat home,” said the Rev. James Arter in an email.
“Before long, enough sticks, leaves and debris were cleared to fill a good-sized dump truck. Our congregation is excited about working with Habitat for Humanity in the coming year, and we are grateful for the good that we can do together,” he said.
If people are unable to donate money or time, said McElhaney, there are still many ways of supporting the organization.
Tools, building materials and used working appliances are among the items that can be donated to Habitat at its showroom in the TLC consignment store at 212 Market St., Kittanning.
The showroom is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about donating materials call 724-467-2771.
Those planning to attend Sunday's benefit at Stoney Creek Bed and Breakfast are asked to RSVP by calling Michael McElhaney at 724-467-2771 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or email@example.com.
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