Updated 09/27/2012 05:24 PM
Schoharie holds last nail ceremony
A last nail ceremony was held in Schoharie. The event was held as volunteers finished repairing a home damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. Lori Chung has more.
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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- A last nail ceremony was held in Schoharie to celebrate the completion of repairs to a family's home. This comes more than a year after the house was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.
For the past several weeks, dozens of volunteers from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee have worked on the home of Carol and Jeff Piechnik. The Michigan based group, locally known as the "Green Shirts," were called in by SALT to help finish repairing the home.
The homeowners say they're grateful and feel blessed for the help.
“Just some amazing people. They just do this work for their life,” homeowner Jeff Piechnik said.
“We were here in June, my wife and I, and did estimating. And we kind of fell in love with this place around here. And this is one of the first ones we estimated and it was good to get back again,” said Jerry Nyhof.
The Piechnik's home is the first of many that are being repaired by volunteers from SALT, Schoharie Recovery and the Green Shirts.