403-B Chestnut St
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-7874

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Board Meetings
FIrst Tuesday of each Month, 7pm

Elm Park Methodist Church, Oneonta
Pubilc Welcome


533 St Hwy 166 (Middlefield):

This past week on Thursday we finished installing the roof trusses and braces, even though it sprinkled a bit in the morning.

This coming week we will finish installing all the out-riggers for the rakes and then install the rakes and fascia. We should also get a start on the roof sheathing.

Special Announcement:

It is with deep regret that I must report the death of Peggy Fowler on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The cause was brain cancer, diagnosed last October. She was at home, free of any physical pain, and died
peacefully attended by a caring aide and her husband.

As most of you probably know, Peggy was a vital part of HFHOC's operations, both in the office, as Treasurer, and at the work site.

As she donated her body to the Albany College of Medicine there was no funeral. Instead there will be a Memorial Service on September 17, 2017 at 2 PM. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society
of Oneonta's Chapin Memorial Chapel, 12 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY.

A reception with refreshments will follow the service.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Donahue (from information provided by Bruce Downie)
For the HFHOC Construction Committee



Are held the first Tuesday of each month,
7:00pm at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta

Come join us  •  Call 432-7874 with any questions.
Leave a message or email: habitatotsego@gmail.com

Call our office 607-432-7874 with questions.   Leave a message,
Or email:



Maryann Dowdell: President
Edie Polhamus: Vice President
Bill O'Dea: Secretary
Bill O'Dea: Treasurer
Francis Reed:Assistant Treasurer

Board Meetings: The first* Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM, Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. All are welcome. Open to the public.

Board Members:
Barbara Dauria, Maryann Dowdell, Jane Miller,

Office Manager:
Barbara Dorsey
Newsletter Editor,to be announced


Homeowner Selection: Barb Dauria, Chair
Homeowner Support: Jane Miller, Chair
Volunteer: Starr Hobb


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Ways to Donate

To mail us a donation, send to:
Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County,
403-B Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY  13820-1229.


We always need land!

We are currently looking for a building plots in the Oneonta and Cooperstown School District. If you are able to donate land, or know of some inexpensive land for sale anywhere in the county, please either email us or call 432-7874


This is a list of stuff that we sure wish we had. Remember, your donations are tax-deductible and we can supply you with a receipt. Call our office at 432-7874, leave a message about how you'd like to help, and we'll get back to you..

Pennies from Heaven:

Cash – we are always grateful to receive, in any amount.

All your worldly goods:

We always need refreshments for our laborers. Lunches, morning snacks, and juice, iced tea, lemonade, and sports beverages would be terrific.

We need people to volunteer behind the scenes
on our family, fundraising, public relations, and volunteer committees. And people for our Board of Directors. For a relatively small donation of your time, you will receive a world of fun and friendship in return.
We would like a person who has the experience and contacts to promote us to local and county governments.
We would also like a person with photo/video experience who could develop a promotional video!
And if you have specific building skills to bring to the site
(and maybe a desire to teach or lead a small crew) – wow!


Click "Volunteer Now" to go to our SIGN UP page. You'll be asked for some simple information, then click on to our scheduling area. Call with any questions. (607-432-7874) We don't use this information to solicit in any way!

Covenant Churches

have made a commitment to support the Otsego County HFH through prayer, volunteer effort, and/or a financial commitment. Our covenant churches include:

First United Methodist (Oneonta)
Christ Church (Gilbertsville)
Elm Park Methodist (Oneonta)
Unitarian Universalist Society (Oneonta)
St. Mary's RC Church (Oneonta)
First Baptist (Oneonta)
First Presbyterian (Cooperstown)
Christ Episcopal Church (Cooperstown)

We thank you and greatly appreciate your help!

Click here to donate a car (It's easy, no matter how old or dead! They'll even come and get it.)


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