June 06, 2012
Volunteers from Mount Saint Mary College gave their time and
efforts to the Habitat for Humanity Builders’ Blitz on Chambers
Street, where two homes are being rebuilt for families in need and
should be ready for occupancy at week’s end.
Mount Saint Mary College, ranked a Top-Tier Regional University
(North) by U.S. News & World Report, offers strong
career preparation for health professions, education, business,
human services, media production and more.
More than 50 percent of the students volunteer through service
clubs or in the field as part of coursework. Mount students in the
Habitat for Humanity chapter have been helping to build Newburgh
homes for over 10 years.
Helping during the Blitz are Mount staffers (clockwise from
Laura Mowat (left), Mount finance office; and Caitlin Houlihan,
assistant director of student activities, at work on the job
Fr. Kevin Mackin OFM, president of Mount Saint Mary College
(right) speaks with Habitat volunteers Barbara Valentino of
Newburgh, NY, and Lou Dawes of New Windsor, NY.
Barbara Connolly (right), administrative secretary to the
president; and Marcy Latella, coordinator of auxiliary services,
serve lunch to volunteers.
Elaine O’Grady (left), executive director of operations and
housing; and Carly Raimo, operations summer worker, at the