Mount lends Habitat a hand

June 06, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Habitat for Humanity

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 left):

Laura Mowat (left), Mount finance office; and Caitlin Houlihan, assistant director of student activities, at work on the job site.

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 registration table.