Our new site for the next new SCHFH home is 306 Broadway Street, Montour Falls NY.  

December 23, 2015

Our first house closed and move-in!!!

November 2015

Our first house has been completed and will be dedicated November 1st.

November 2014

Great News! Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity has been listed as one of the 183 ENERGY STAR "new builder and developer partners".

From a recent email to Peter Widynski:

"Dear ENERGY STAR partners,

The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program has continued to see strong participation in the third quarter of 2014! EPA is pleased to announce that over 22,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes were reported in Q3. During that same period, 183 new builder and developer partners and 12 new Rater partners from all over the country joined the ENERGY STAR program.

EPA would like to thank each and every ENERGY STAR Certified Homes partner for helping to protect the environment, while promoting the construction of new homes that are more energy efficient, comfortable, and have lower utility bills."

April 2014:

Construction on the first Habitat for Humanity house in Schuyler County at 130 Havana Glen Road in Montour Falls has begun! The official Ground Breaking ceremony will be held at the site on May 5, 2014 at 4 PM.

Peter Widynski, Building and Construction Chairman, has announced the construction schedule will be every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 AM until 4:30 PM, excluding holidays.

June 2013:

On June 3, 2013 the Watkins Glen High School National Honor Society presented Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity a check in the amount of $1000.00 at their induction ceremony.

May 2013:
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 the Beaver Dams United Methodist Sunday School class presented a check for $400.00  to the Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity. The children raised this money in a 6-month “Noisy Can Collection” for a local mission and they chose to make their donation to support Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity. Our local Habitat chapter is very grateful for their amazing gift! This brings us one step closer to our goal for this summer -- to put in the foundation and construct the shell for our first Habitat Home in Schuyler County. The home will be located on our site on Havana Glen Road in Montour Falls (donated by Marcia Douglas). We were very pleased to see the excitement of these children when they attended our meeting to present their donation – This is what Community is all about! 
Pictured (l-r) Front row: Michael McChesney, Sam Wakeman, Mackenzie Hart, Danica Hart, Elijah “Pickle” Wakeman. Back Row: Bob Groll, Patti Butler, Kathy Chapman, Cheri Dutton (Teacher).

December 2012:
Another milestone was reached on December 7, 2012. With help from Rebekah LaMoreaux and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for our first build located on Havana Glen Road in Montour Falls. Even though the weather wasn't the greatest we had a fantastic turnout which is a testament to the enthusiasm our efforts are generating. Our speakers included Dennis Fagan - Schuyler County Legislature, John King - Montour Falls Mayor, Patti Butler - our Co-President, Marcia Douglas - our land donater and Dick Evans - one of our original founding members. This build is dedicated to the late Dave Centurelli. His wife and family members were in attendance and many kind words were spoken about Dave and his volunteerism. We were all very excited to see the local media in attendance - WENY, WETM and The Odessa File. There are stories, pictures and videos of our event on all of their web sites. After the ribbon cutting many gathered again at The Harvest Cafe in Montour Falls for a very generous reception with food and warmth! Thank you Harvest Cafe! You can see pictures of the event on our Havana Glen Build page.
November 2012:

The ribbon cutting ceremony for our first project has been scheduled for December 7th at 3:30 at our building site on Havana Glen Road across from the entrance to Havana Glen Park in Montour Falls. There will be a reception immediately following at the Harvest Cafe on Main Street in Montour Falls.

July 2012:

We've obtained, through donation, a parcel of land on which we will build our first home! The lot is located in the Village of Montour Falls near Havana Glen.

June 16, 2012:

Marion Nicastro won the quilt donated by the Give a Hug Club sponsored by O'Susannah's Quilts and Gifts. Marion is generously donating the quilt to our first Habitat family, to be determined. Thank you Marion! And thanks to all who purchased tickets.


November 30, 2011:

Congratulations to Nick Haner - winner of the Hooked Rug "Harvest Time" created by Julie Mahan Wich. Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets! 

August 31, 2011:
Congratulations to Sandy Wolfe of Odessa who is the lucky winner of the Yankees-Red Sox tickets! Thanks to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. We raised $1350!!!
August 8, 2011:

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table this past weekend at the Schuyler County Italian American Festival. A HUGE thank you to those who purchased Yankees-Red Sox raffle tickets, those who gave donations and those who showed interest in joining us as volunteers.

April 28, 2011:

At the April 27, 2011 meeting the following Schuyler County HfH Officers were elected:

    Co-Presidents - Rick and Patti Butler

    Vice President - Kathy Chapman

    Treasurer - Father Michael Hartney

    Secretary - Julie Mahan Wich

The President appointed the following Committee Chairs:

    Volunteer - David Centurelli

    Family Selection and Family Support - Connie Carmona

    Site Selection - Bob Groll                                                    

    Building and Construction - Peter Widynski

    Church and Public Relations - Victoria Franzese

    Fund Raising - Ron Carmona

March 13, 2011:

We held a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Montour Falls Moose Club. We are glad to report more than $1000.00 was raised. A big thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who sold tickets, set-up and tore down the dining room, bussed tables and washed dishes. A huge thanks to the Moose Club for opening their facility to us and cooking a great breakfast. And the biggest thanks of all goes to those who purchased tickets in support of our efforts!