Final Touches Being Added to 'Home Sweet Home'

On May 3, a crew of Brookhaven Lab volunteers revisited Woodlawn Drive, located in the waterfront hamlet of Mastic Beach, to help with interior painting of the charming structure that Kimberly Gilbreath and her teenage daughter Ryan will soon be able to call home. Gilbreath, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army, always made a home wherever she was stationed, but following her military service, she returned to Long Island to care for her parents while she worked as a job coordinator for homeless veterans.

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk teamed up with sponsors Bank of America, National Grid, and Brookhaven Science Associates (the company that manages Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy) to help build the home for Gilbreath and her daughter. BSA donated $10,000 to this project, half of the $20,000 it gave to Habitat for Humanity as part of BSA’s Hurricane Sandy relief effort. 

The house is scheduled to be completed in June and Gilbreath will formally take ownership of it soon thereafter.

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