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Habitat for Humanity raises $40K through annual bash

Habitat for Humanity raises $40K through annual bash

Organization is building its 52nd and 53rd homes now
Habitat for Humanity raises $40K through annual bash
A home built through Habitat for Humanity's homeownership program
Photographer: Provided

SCHENECTADY -- Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County raised $40,000 through its annual Build-A-Bash event Thursday at the Schenectady Armory.

The annual event included a tug of war competition, which was won by a team from National Grid, according to a prepared statement.

The Schenectady chapter of Habitat is now building its 52nd and 53rd homes -- side by side on Davis Terrace.

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to build safe, decent, affordable homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership, according to the prepared statement.

Event sponsors were Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Blake Realtors, Courtyard by Marriott Schenectady Mohawk Harbor, Leidos, M&T Bank, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti LLP, Meier Law Firm, Purdy Realty, Trustco Bank, Pioneer Bank, Saratoga National Bank, STS Steel, Turner Construction, Via|Port Rotterdam, The Daily Gazette and iHeart Radio -- 98.3 WTRY.

Partners of the Build-A-Bash event were Albany Communications/Wireless Ventures, Bayly's Rentals, Brittany Danilo & Ana Nebauer -- Photographers, Jeff & Ursula Legere, Ray & Renee Legere, MLD Entertainment Industry, Mountain Ridge Adventure, Sound Solutions of Saratoga, Technical Video Inc. and Vincy's Printing.

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