Habitat for Humanity has just shared some exciting news for Newburgh. Director of Development, Marci Gurton said they have “been selected (out of 2,300 affiliates) to receive the lumber milled from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. It will help build a home for a working family, not to mention garner the largest (and only) national publicity the Newburgh Habitat has ever seen.” It’s huge, and they are so grateful for the opportunity. Hopefully this event will help raise more awareness to revitalization of Newburgh and to Habitat’s work here.
Ms. Gurton also mentioned, “The special nature of this gift also raises awareness about the critical need for affordable housing in our community and the ongoing efforts for neighborhood revitalization.” The milling ceremony will be held January 7th. To read more information and see a nice slide show, click on this link here. For more positive Newburgh news check out this link.
This is really super cool. Since I work in Rockefeller Center and work in Newburgh, I feel especially touched by wood from the tree being used to build a home here!