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Last nail marks victory against flood

Volunteers reunite for family’s return to restored home

Carol and Jeff Piechnik drive the "Last Nail" into the wall at their recently restored home. The Piechniks return home represents the first successful recovery project coordinated by Schoharie Area Long Term with help from donors and volunteers from Christioan World Relief Committee's Disaster Response Services and AmeriCorps.
Carol and Jeff Piechnik drive the "Last Nail" into the wall at their recently restored home. The Piechniks return home represents the first successful recovery project coordinated by Schoharie Area Long Term with help from donors and volunteers from Christioan World Relief Committee's Disaster Response Services and AmeriCorps.
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Jeff Piechnik held a small nail against a freshly painted wall as his wife, Carol, gently tapped it in. The nail now holds a special wreath commemorating the Piechnik family’s return to the Route 30A home they’d cherished for 22 years before it was inundated by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. About 40 people, including volunteers from as far away as California and Canada, gathered at the Central Bridge house to celebrate what dozens of ...


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