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Habitat for Humanity Plans Struthers ‘Blitz Build’

STRUTHERS, Ohio – With help from the Habitat Road Trip Crazies, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley will build a home in Struthers over two days in late April as part of the Build Blitz program.

A group with members from a dozen states, the Road Trip Crazies will work with local volunteers to build a house at 58 Ridge Way Drive for the DiPaola family. Over the course of a weekend, April 23 and 24, workers will build a completely finished house, “from raising walls to roofing to siding to landscaping and everything in between,” said Habitat for Humanity director Monica Craven in a release.

The Road Trip Crazies are led by Butler, Pa., native Tom Gerdy, who now operates a construction company in Lynchburg, Va. Along with Gerdy, the Crazies plan, organize and direct the project.

Volunteers for the project can register at or call the Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley office at 330 743 7244. No experience is required and professional instruction will be given on-site.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.