New Habitat for Humanity


Article Contributed by
Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity

There will be a new Habitat for Humanity house in Jamestown at 27 Norton Street, thanks to the cooperation of the City of Jamestown and the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation! To kick off this great collaboration between Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity, Jamestown, and the Land Bank, and to recruit volunteers, there will be a meeting at Shawbuck’s Press Room, 212 West Second Street, Jamestown, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

ANYONE interested in participating as a volunteer in any capacity in the organization is welcome! Currently, Habitat is seeking individuals to work on the Family Committee, the Construction Committee, and/or the Community Committee. Each of these groups plays an important role in completing a simple, decent, affordable house for a working family with children under the age of 18.

Habitat families pay for the house that they work on alongside the many volunteers who work to construct a new house. Each family partner invests 250 sweat equity hours by working with the volunteers, volunteering at other community service projects, and by soliciting friends and family to help in their efforts. The cost of the house includes all materials and supplies, plus a few professional services that volunteers are unable to do.

How can you help? Come to Shawbuck’s on May 3 at 6pm to learn more about all of the varied volunteer opportunities available. To receive more information in advance about the meeting or the volunteer opportunities, please call Russ Webb at 716-664-1420.