WEST BAINBRIDGE – When volunteers for Chenango County Habitat for Humanity broke ground for their latest building project in West Bainbridge in April, they had high hopes of a great year ahead with a new partnering family, a site for construction, and fundraising plans for community support.
Almost three months into their building project, CCHH President Kathy Knudsen said the small group of volunteers has made great strides in living up to their expectations. The building project has come a long way in a short time, she said. Last week, cement was poured for a concrete slab foundation, exterior plumbing is in place, water wells have been drilled, radiant heat is being installed, and crews are almost ready to put up walls.
“We’ve really progressed,” Knudsen said, explaining that CCHH only sees an average of 5-8 active volunteers working on the house every Saturday. “It’s come together quite well. I’ve been really impressed.”