News Release, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

On Friday April 19th Patuxent Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Christmas in April, Calvert County and Exelon Militaries Actively Connected (EMAC) built a ramp for the back door, handrails to enter the home safely at the front door and made the bathroom safer with two handicap accessible bars for Mr. and Mrs. Burdette of Hollywood, MD.

The Burdette’s are both Army veterans with disabilities that created a need for these repairs.  With funding from a grant from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, volunteers were able to finish the critical repairs needed to make their home a safer place for these veterans to live.  

While this is the first of many veteran repairs we have in the queue this year, we always need volunteers and funding to enable continuation of this program. The amazing partnership between these talented groups of volunteers has proven again to be a winning combination to better the lives of deserving local veterans. Everyone deserves the opportunity to age in place with dignity in their own home and community, especially our veterans!  

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Veteran Critical Repair Program is designed to repair homes for military veterans and their families. The program will assist with repairs identified in Habitat’s Critical Home Repair guidelines that may vary from roof repair and structural wall repairs to installing wheel chair ramps and remodeling bathrooms to be easily used by veterans with disabilities. If you would like to donate or volunteer for veteran programs please call Laurie at 301-863-6227×16 or email laurie@patuxenthabitat.orgfor more information.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...