Out & About: Habitat gala-goers say ‘Home is where the heart is’ | TribLIVE.com
Out & About

Out & About: Habitat gala-goers say ‘Home is where the heart is’

Shirley McMarlin
914029_web1_gtr-OA-habitatgala4-040119
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Mike Charley (left) and Tom Charley, both of Greensburg, pose for a photo March 30 during the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala held at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.
914029_web1_gtr-OA-habitatgala5-040119
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Gala committee members (from left) Jennifer Tacconi of Pittsburgh, Bobbi DeBord of Mt. Pleasant, Melinda Charley of Greensburg and Amee Mazzarese of Pittsburgh, also a board member, gather for a photo March 30 during the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala, held at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.
914029_web1_gtr-OA-habitatgala3-040119
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Representing the Central Westmoreland Habitat For Humanity (from left) Patrick Thomas of Greensburg, vice president of the board of directors, Otis DiCerbo, board president, and Dan Giovannelli, executive director, gather for a photo March 30 during the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala, held at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.
914029_web1_gtr-OA-habitatgala2-040119
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Beth Noakes of New Stanton, representing the Elliott Group, Andrea Bortoluzzi of Irwin, representing FirstEngery, and Ronald DiBiase of Irwin, representing First Commonwealth Bank, gather for a photo March 30 during the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala, held at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.
914029_web1_gtr-OA-habitatgala1-040119
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Gala chairs Rachael TeDesco (left) of North Huntingdon and Suzanne Ward of Greensburg pose for a photo March 30 during the Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala, held at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.

Go to the website of Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity, and you’ll see two sentences that sum up the work of the nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable housing for qualifying families in Westmoreland County:

“Every child deserves a home base from which to explore the world,” and “Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better life.”

Helping to sustain that mission was the organization’s annual Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala, held March 30 at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.

Gala-goers enjoyed a reception with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an auction, dinner and dancing.

Event co-chairs were Suzanne Ward and Rachael Tedesco.

CWHH executive director is Daniel Giovannelli. Manager of its building supply warehouse outlet is Sean Kunkle. Board officers are Otis DiCerbo, Patrick Thomas, Joanna Sinchar and Ronald DiBiase.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Lifestyles | OutAndAbout
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.