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Briarcliff Students Help Build Habitat Home In Millwood

Briarcliff students recently assisted Habitat for Humanity in building a home in Millwood.
Briarcliff students recently assisted Habitat for Humanity in building a home in Millwood. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Two local families have new homes to move into in Millwood and New Castle thanks to many volunteers, including ones from the Briarcliff High School Habitat Club.

The students worked last weekend on the houses, which have items such as windows, doors and siding, paid for through sponsorships, said CEO Jim Killoran.

"This is great to see local people helping," he said of the teens.

The volunteers are among 50 high schools that volunteer regularly with Habitat of Westchester, Killoran said.

A condo project in Chappaqua is also being handled by the countywide organization.

"The families have not been chosen yet, but in Millwood and Chappaqua, four homes are being built and possibly two more," Killoran noted.

The families will be selected as part of Westchester County's affordable housing settlement.

"Habitat has built in Bedford, rehabbed homes throughout northern Westchester, in Ossining and Pound Ridge, and is glad to be back there after having been four years in south county and in the Hurricane Sandy area in the Rockaways," Killoran said.

In addition to sponsorships and donations, Habitat relies on a fundraiser for its projects.

"We have a Homes for the Holidays kickoff, Nov 28 to Dec. 3, with an event on Dec. 3," said Killoran. "Habitat of Westchester believes we should be building in every town and city in Westchester," said Killoran.

For more information on the fundraisers, upcoming building projects, or becoming a volunteer, email jim@habitatwc.org or chappaqua@habitatwc.org .

To make a donation, visit http://www.habitatwc.org

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