March 28, 2016

Veterans Home Benefiting From Business Community’s Support

Mar 28, 2016
By Dan Hust – Sullivan County Democrat staff writer Begin Again Transitional Services’ (BATS’) veterans home in Liberty continues to benefit from an ever increasing bevy of local businesses eager to donate goods, services and manpower. On Thursday, Fallsburg Lumber, Schmidt’s Wholesale, ProBuild and Catskill Farms crews could be found inside the donated house, which later this year should be completely refurbished. They were also outside, including (from the left) Timothy Lovelace, Eric Hofaker and Dan Giglio of Catskill Farms, whose owner and founder, Chuck Petersheim, said he’d been inspired to participate thanks to the Democrat’s ongoing coverage of the nonprofit venture. “The last 10 percent of a project is the hardest part,” Petersheim explained while reviewing the handicapped-accessible bathroom with interior designer Maurice Gerry (center) and BATS Vice Chair Anthony Covington (right). “It looked like they could use real professionals to help get past the finish line.” Spray foam insulation is still needed for the basement, he said, while a fundraiser is planned at the Eagle’s Nest in Bloomingburg this April 15.
Tickets can be obtained via or by calling Covington at 914-850-6189 by March 31.