Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build

Aug 22, 2013

Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.  The process of raising the walls began Thursday, with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for  Christmas. 

Volunteers raise the first pre-fab wall for Scott Brennens new home.
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER

Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. He explained the process that led him to seek aid from Habitat for Humanity:

But now, with the shape of his new home coming into view, things are definitely looking up for Brennen and his family members. He spoke with WAER's Chris Bolt at the wall raising about his excitement, and Suzanne Williams of Habitat for Humanity explained that this home can mean a new list of possibilities for Scott and his family.

Scott Brennen addresses volunteers at the wall raising
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER

Since its incorporation in 1984, the Syracuse Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 70 homes.