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Harrison Youth Volunteers Build Habitat For Humanity House In Yonkers

Members of the Harrison High School Youth Volunteers of Harrison (YVH) Club participated in the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity in Yonkers.
Members of the Harrison High School Youth Volunteers of Harrison (YVH) Club participated in the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Contibuted
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HARRISON, N.Y. – Members of the Harrison High School Youth Volunteers of Harrison (YVH) Club participated in the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in Yonkers.

The house will be sold to a local veteran and his family, who worked alongside the Harrison students and the West Point Parachute Squad in building the new home.

“We worked on baffles and pieces of Styrofoam that will be used on the inside of the roof and will allow the heat that rises to escape as well as prevent ice dams from forming and rotting the roof,” said junior Isabella Prado.

“Additionally, another group worked on transporting pieces of wood that will be used for the interior of the house – a difficult task as the wood was absolutely covered in snow and ice,” she continued.

The YVH Club has already participated in five builds this year. The group also volunteers at different Habitat events, like the New Rochelle community holiday party in December and the Love a Veteran event in February.

In March, the group will participate in a rally to promote affordable housing options in Westchester County, an event being coordinated by Jim Killoran, Habitat of Westchester's chief executive officer.

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