Volunteers are needed to help finish La Casa, a new transitional house for migrant farm workers in the diocese.
The house, which is located in Sodus, is an initiative of diocesan Catholic Charities’ Project Unity and Catholic Charities of Wayne County. Officials hope to have the house completed in time for Bishop Matthew H. Clark to bless it at a dedication ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
More than 50 different churches and organizations throughout the area have already donated their time and money to the project in a generous outpouring of support, said Sister of Mercy Janet Korn, social-justice awareness coordinator for diocesan Catholic Charities. Work on the house began in January, and since then new plumbing, wiring and dry wall have been installed and entire rooms have been reconstructed, Sister Korn said.
“Literally, it’s a whole new inside,” she said.
There is still much work to be done, however. Volunteers are needed to paint rooms, hang dry wall and replace flooring, among other things. Volunteers with carpentry skills are especially needed, and monetary donations are also needed, Sister Korn said. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact John Bryan, construction manager, at 315/573-9938. Donations may be sent in care of Sister Janet Korn to Catholic Charities, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.