Seneca County Habitat for Humanity Raise the Roof Party a Success

November 2 –

Over five-thousand dollars raised Seneca Falls, N.Y. – Generations Bank announced today that the Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County ‘Raise the Roof Party’ raised $5,252.48 for the Habitat organization. The event, with the bank as the organizing sponsor, took place at The Gould Hotel on Friday October 23, 2015. The event benefits from generous sponsor support including Mittiga Construction, Sessler Wrecking, Susan Souhan, Select Eurocar, Wilson Press, DA’s Liquors and Downtown Deli. The event was a chance for the community to meet this year’s family, Mike and Leaanne Teufel. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Nicholas Griffiths for the Eagle Scout project he contributed to the home – both the materials and the building of a handicap accessible ramp. Long time volunteers George Nogle and Jeanette Seamans were honored for their long time volunteer service in building the homes. Students from New York Chiropractic College were recognized as well as the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for their continuous support. Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County will use the funds to continue building the five projects they are currently working on. Community members interested in supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity are encouraged to visit their website. Volunteers are always welcome and donations are always appreciated. Learn more about the current Chestnut Street new build and where to send donations at their website.

“Safe and affordable housing is something that every family should have and it is our mission to help our neighbors in Seneca County, New York secure affordable and decent housing,” noted Menzo Case, Vice President of the Habitat For Humanity Seneca County Board of Directors and CEO of Generations Bank. Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County benefits from the generous support of the following Annual Sponsors and Trades Support: Eagle Auto Center, Joe Caratozzolo Plumbing and Heating, Ferrara Lumber, ITT/Gould’s Pumps, New York Chiropractic College, Adam Olschewske from Marshall Interiors, Gary Reynolds from Reynolds Masonry, Brian Sparrow from Sparrow Plumbing and Heating, Ed Thurston from Thurston Services, Cory Bunn from IBEW 840 Electrical Workers of Geneva, NY, Seneca Meadows and Seneca Stone Corporation.

About Generations Bank
Generations Bank has partnered with businesses and residents in the Northern Finger Lakes region since its founding in 1870, while maintaining a strong commitment to each and every community in which it operates. The bank is headquartered in Seneca Falls and serves customers from nine retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Waterloo, Geneva, Union Springs, Phelps and Farmington. Generations was named to CNY Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015.

In addition to traditional business and consumer deposit services, Generations Bank focuses on residential mortgages, as well as manufactured home, automobile, home equity, commercial, non-residential real estate and construction loans. The organization also serves the broader needs of the Finger Lakes area through its insurance business, Generations Agency (formerly Royce & Rosenkrans) and financial planning and brokerage services offered by Generations Investment Services.

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About Habitat for Humanity Seneca County
Habitat for Humanity Seneca County (HFHSC) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. They were founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. For more information, visit