Habitat group seeks help

AMSTERDAM – Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County N.Y. is ramping up action at the site of its first home build.

Two key dates were scheduled to take place this week, as progress continues on the site at 82 Brookside Ave.?

“It is great how things are really coming together,” Matt Ossenfort, the president of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, said in a news release. “I am so pleased to see the progress that has been made over the past few months, all for this worthy cause.” ??

On Saturday, the cement is scheduled to be poured for the basement floor. ??

Thursday was slated to be a work day, weather permitting, as a crew was set to level the crush stone in the basement to prep for the pouring of the concrete floor and installing structural members for the installation of the floor truss and decking for the first floor, the release said.

“These are two big days for the construction of this project,” said Dennis Yacobucci, the Construction Committee Chair, in a news release. “We still have a long way to go, but the recent progress has been terrific.”

Back in May, Habitat for Humanity broke ground on building a brand new home, for Manuel and Melissa Castro. Manuel is a lifelong resident of Amsterdam, who has worked for the YMCA for more than 20 years. Melissa works as a cafeteria assistant.

Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County N.Y. is continually looking for volunteers and financial support for this great cause. Those interested in getting involved, supporting the group or volunteering for future work dates can email HFH.MCNY@gmail.com.??

The third annual Rally in the Valley duathlon will take place on Sept. 14 in Fort Hunter.

Information for the race can be found on the website – www.habitatmcny.org or through the group’s Facebook page, the release said.