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Work begins on new Habitat house in Yates

And the beat goes on, as does the heat. Yates County Habitat for Humanity has been inactive for the last few months but now work has begun at the newest home site at 144 Seneca St., Penn Yan.

At the July 11 Habitat meeting, the volunteers were introduced to Estella Garcia and her family who will partner with the Yates County group. Estella with her children Abeni, 11, Wilson, 7, Leslie, 6 and David, 1 will work towards home ownership. Tears came when Abeni learned at the meeting that they would have a new home. Estella is an LPN with Finger Lakes Health while working toward her RN at FLCC. The children attend the Penn Yan schools.

When Estella was told of her family’s selection, she was so touched and thanked God for the wonderful blessing.

The beat never changes for the faithful Habitat volunteers as they again will be working every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Site managers Jim Reisenberger and Bill Bailey are anxious to get started. Not having a home under construction this past winter has made all the volunteers more eager as they are fired up and ready to go.

Recently, Evergreen Excavators and Demolition of Penn Yan were at the Seneca Street property, breaking the ground for the foundation.

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