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S.W.E.A.T. for HABITAT and OHPC had another successful year working jointly with Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. The group’s major goal is to raise the funds to construct tool storage sheds for all recently completed Habitat houses in the City.

The 16th Annual Youth/Adult S.W.E.A.T. for HABITAT BOWL-A-THON on Sunday, February 12, 2017 was, as usual, the major fund-raiser with initial receipts of $5,923.00. Another $1,000.00 at least is expected to come from as yet uncollected pledges. The event was held at the Bowl Mor Lanes in East Syracuse with eight church groups and other organizations participating.

Those bowling from OHPC were: Jim LeMessurier, Doug Miller, Jim Clark and Ray Leach. Three OHPC members worked at the registration table. They were: Frank and Marsha Deuel and Deb McClendon. Providing prizes were Barbara and Ray Leach with Suzanne Williams of Syracuse Habitat. Working at the prize table were Diana and Mike Sponsler of Isaiah’s Table and Nancy Wilson of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Barbara and Ray Leach coordinated the event. Many OHPC members made dollar donations to sponsor the bowlers.

– Barbara A. Leach (2/17/17)

About Syracuse Habitat

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical agency whose mission is to eliminate substandard housing in the world.

The Syracuse Habitat Seeks  to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

In Syracuse, over  65 homes have been completed and ready for occupancy.  Each Habitat family is expected to contribute a minimum number of sweat-hours to the construction of their home. A small down payment is also required. Twenty-year, interest-free, mortgages are held by Syracuse Habitat.

“Habitat for Humanity’s creed is to work in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended. Habitat creates partnerships within the community by crossing racial, cultural, political and economic barriers and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion , sex, family status or disability.

“Volunteers for a variety of work including house construction, family nurturing, fund-raising, in-office, de-construction, the Re-Store to name a few are always needed. Phone: Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, 422-2230 at 308 Otisco St., Syracuse, NY 13204.”

“For more information on the tool shed builds, the Bowl-A-Thon or the Interfaith house, phone Syracuse Habitat at 422-2230. You will be advised of names of volunteers who can assist you or for S.W.E.A.T. activities specifically you may call the Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church at 492-2692.”


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