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Habitat Kicks Off MLK Jr. Build-A-Thon In Chappaqua

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will hold its annual MLK Day Build-A-Thon beginning on Friday. Photo Credit: http://habitatwc.org/
Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will hold its annual MLK Day Build-A-Thon beginning on Friday. Photo Credit: habitatwc.org

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will kick off its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Build-A-Thon beginning Friday in Chappaqua.

The 11-day event, which runs until Tuesday, Jan. 26, will take place at 300 King St.

"While this build-a-thon will be going on all over Westchester County, the kickoff in Chappaqua is what makes this year’s event extra special," Habitat executive director Jim Killoran. “Dr. King once had a dream, and so do we. Our dream is for everyone in the world to go to bed in a simple, decent home every night."

In 2015, Habitat of Westchester began the process of building in Chappaqua, and for this 2016 MLK Build-A-Thon, the emphasis will be in Chappaqua, but the group will also be working across the area.

“We are very excited to kick off projects all over Westchester, including in Chappaqua and Mount Vernon,” Killoran said.

The 300 King Street Quaker Meeting House will begin its transformation into two of the most energy-efficient homes Westchester County has ever seen.

On Sunday, Killoran will hold a kickoff, potluck dinner at the Habitat of Westchester headquarters at 659 Main Street, New Rochelle. All are welcome to attend, as the dinner will include a prayer service along with gospel music.

Many groups have already signed up to volunteer, and Habitat of Westchester always welcomes more volunteers for the MLK Build-A-Thon.

"The more the merrier,” Killoran exclaimed.

For more information, contact Killoran via email at jim@habitatwc.org and visit habitatwc.org .

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