News Release, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

The Knokey family has lived in their 1930’s (former Army barracks) home in Leonardtown for over 25 years. Mr. Knokey a Navy veteran and his wife, a former Merchant Marine have recently had some health issues that have made it hard for them to keep up the repairs on their home. 

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Veterans Critical Repair Program was able to address the roofing issues which were repaired by JERRY LEWIS ROOFING. With help from our valuable and talented volunteers, we were able to repair one bathroom with little effort, however, the second one had been leaking for some time which caused the floor beneath it to start to giveaway.

We had to remove/replace the toilet, replace the subflooring and install vinyl plank flooring and redo the connections to the toilet. This critical repair was possible through The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation Grant.

We are always in need of volunteers from professionals (plumbers, roofers, carpenters, etc.) to those who just want to help give back to this deserving group. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity believes: Everyone especially our veterans deserve a decent place to live, with the dignity they have earned by serving us!   

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 wheelchair 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  for 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...