Working in conjunction with the Flower City Habitat for Humanity, a committee of young Rochester CPAs will break ground on an eight-week building project this Thursday - constructing a new home for a local family in need.

The NextGen Committee of the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs raised $35,000 over the last 18 months to purchase building materials to makeover the home located at 44 Miller Street in Rochester. The ground breaking – coordinated by the Flower City Habitat for Humanity - begins at 4 p.m., September 18th.

“We’re very excited to get started,” said Matt Taylor, CPA with AP Professionals and the current president of Rochester’s NextGen Committee, in a statement. “We also want to raise a little bit more money to buy some housewarming gifts.”

The CPAs are employees of several Rochester-area firms including: Davie Kaplan; Insero & Company; Kasperski Owen and Dinan CPAs, LLC; Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP; Rizzo, DiGiacco, Hern & Baniewicz, CPAs, PLLC; Flaherty Salmin LLP CPAs; The Bonadio Group, EFP Rotenberg, LLP; and Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.

Founded in 1984, Flower City Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, building and renovating over 200 homes since its inception.

Donations are still being accepted at Flower City Habitat for Humanity'ssite.