Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for last Braman’s Block home

wwny Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for last Braman’s Block home

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Board by board, the walls of the last home in in Carthage’s Braman’s Block are going up. But the Thousands Islands Area Habitat for Humanity still needs more volunteers to get the job done.

"We would like to get the walls done and the roof on and the siding on before winter hits. The more people that help, the quicker things get done. It's a sense of community. I think it's great - even kids can get involved," said Jennifer Shear, Habitat For Humanity volunteer.

Braman’s Block is a project that launched in 2007 by 7 News managing editor and anchor Jeff Cole, whose family helped get the former Braman’s Manufacturing site donated.\ There are already 3 other Habitat for Humanity houses on the site.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for about 10 more volunteers on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shear says she has a Habitat for Humanity house herself.

"I will never forget coming to the job site and seeing random people show up that I had never met. Coming to the job site and seeing how much got done by these wonderful people and it kind of gives you a sense of there are really good people in this world," she said.

The soon-to-be owners of the home, Samantha and Bryan Parker, are helping out with the project too. Samantha has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity before.

"It's really awesome that my husband and I can get our own home and still volunteer afterwards," she said.

People can sign up to volunteer by calling the Thousand Islands Habitat for Humanity or by visiting www.tiahabitat.org.

And with enough help, the last house in Braman’s Block will soon become a home.

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