HOC Seeks Help with Projects

Susan Backlund helps paint at the house that will serve as Administrative office and Training Center for the House of Concern. Move-in date is mid-August

The Seneca County House of Concern is currently seeking volunteers for variety of different projects. The HOC is a partner with the Seneca Community Gardens project, which currently has plantings in and needs folks to help maintain the gardens as they grow. Those with no gardening expertise can also be used to aid with various aspects of that project.

Executive Director Diane Draheim notes, “These opportunities are not limited to store hours because there are several projects we have going on so tell anyone who might be interested but they work during our regular hours.”

The not for profit agency has also been awarded a Food Security grant, and is in need of volunteers who want to help with this program. There will be a three session training for this. The volunteers will learn how to help people fill out The SNAP application…they will learn about other area programs that help people make the best use of their food dollars. This training is done in collaboration with FoodLink, Cornell Cooperative and Angel Food Ministries,

Last but not least the house renovation project is just about done…many thanks to West Fayette and Dave Saunders… and there is a target date to move the administrative offices in by mid August. There is still some finishing work to be done. There will a House Warming event in August once things are ready for the public and assistance will be needed to prepare for that event.