Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a Community Impact Grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. The $5,000 award will support Habitat Helping Hands, a program designed to help senior and low-income homeowners make critical safety repairs and accessibility upgrades to their homes.
Since its launch a year ago, Habitat Helping Hands has assisted 12 Columbia County families and is gearing up for a busy 2023 season. Habitat Helping Hands is volunteer-driven and led by our Construction Project Manager, Mike Tizekker. Volunteers are needed for upcoming projects. Individuals and groups are encouraged to sign up here.
Applications for assistance can be completed online here and are also available for download. Paper applications may be requested by calling 518-828-0892.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation established the Fund for Columbia County in 1999 to help strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for everyone in Columbia County. The fund serves as a resource to help organizations create and implement programs that make life safer, healthier, and more equitable for all residents of the county.
Through its Grants for Community Impact, the fund supports projects that further youth development, economic equity, civic and community engagement, arts and cultural programming that focuses on community engagement, education, the environment, and health and social services that directly impact the people of Columbia County.
Columbia County Habitat is grateful to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for their support of our project and for their support of our community.