Supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will be walking through Larchmont on Sunday, November 8 to raise funds for local projects. The walk starts at 1 pm at St. Augustine’s Church on Larchmont Avenue.
But participants can start immediately to gather pledges. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-8335 extension 106 for more information.
“This is our most important walk yet,” stated Jim Killoran, executive director of Habitat in Westchester. “We are finishing two flood homes in Mamaroneck, working on three rehab homes in New Rochelle and [doing] fifteen other projects throughout the county. Combined with the importance of what has hit communities lately, we believe families need our help now more than ever.”
Anne Avenius of St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont is coordinating the November 8 Walk for Homes.
She said, “We have seen Habitat help more than 130 homes in our community [after] the floods, build its first home in Larchmont in 1988 and now the kids are in college -.and now we see Habitat taking the lead in homeownership across the county.”
Ms. Avenius added, “St Augustine’s is proud to sponsor [the Habitat walk] for its eighth year in this community.”
Among those getting help from Westchester Habitat is Liz Covington, whose Mamaroneck Village home was destroyed by flooding in 2007. Habitat volunteers designed a “flood home” that is now being built on a raised foundation on the site of her former house. (See: “Building on Faith” Volunteers Raise Roof on Mam’k Flood Home)
“We ask everyone to show their support with their pledges to help Liz Covington and her family get into their home,” said Larchmonter Mary Bonner, board president of Habitat,
The Junior League of the Sound Shore will assist with the walk. Participating will be students from various high schools and congregants from Larchmont Temple, Larchmont Presbyterian Church, Sts. John and Paul, St. Augustine’s and St. John Episcopal Church. A private donor will be matching every dollar raised by other participants.
Each walker will get a Habitat t-shirt. Refreshments are being supplied by Stu Leonard’s.