In Schenectady, Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County broke ground earlier this month on two new homes on Lenox Road. These future homes are made possible by a private donation of land, funding received through the city of Schenectady’s Development Department and the hard work of dedicated volunteers. Upon completion, these homes will be sold to qualified, first-time home buyers. Home ownership creates stability, security and pride in reaching the American dream. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County and to donate or volunteer, visit: https://schenectadyhabitat.org/.
In Scotia, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church held its annual February pillow stuffing event earlier this month. The Social Ministry group sewed over 50 heart-shaped pillows that were created for patients in the Ellis Hospital cardiac unit. Members of the church stuffed pillows between services and later on members of the community came to finish the stuffing of the pillows. These firmly stuffed pillows are given to heart surgery patients to hold against their chests after surgery when they cough or sneeze to keep staples and/or stitches in place. The next Social Ministry community event will be Sunday, April 26, between services and at noon for the community. The project will be fleece tied blankets, which will be sent to Lutheran World Relief. Both of these events have been supported by the Thrivent Lutheran Fraternal organization. For more information, call Janice Walz at 518-346-8081 or go to ORLC website: http://ourredeemer.cc/index.html
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