QUANDEL CONSTRUCTION BREAKS GROUND AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN HARRISBURG, PA
On: May 28, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
Harrisburg, PA – The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg (JFGH) hosted a press conference on May 4th to celebrate the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Flood Mitigation by Quandel Construction Group. Commissioners Jeffrey T. Haste and Mike Pries, were in attendance and spoke to the importance of this project and its symbolic representation of the revitalization of Harrisburg and its resiliency in the face of destruction.
The ruin resulting from Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 rocked the community and created obstacles unforeseen and without precedent for the JFGH. Lee devastated Harrisburg and, like many other homes and business, the JFGH is still working to repair the damage and prevent this from ever happening again.
The damage to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) totaled $1.8 million. Thanks to many funding resources, especially the Local Share Municipal Grant ($225,000) through the Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ($163,000), the JFGH will be able to complete the Flood Mitigation and ensure the JCC campus and the programs offered remain a staple in the community and a second home to the countless families in the tri-county area.
Quandel will install flood gates at existing doors, windows and vents currently in the 30’ flood plain, as well as new sump pumps and a new diesel generator.