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News Release, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Former Commander Harry Metzler an Army veteran from the Vietnam war era has helped hundreds of veterans through his role at the DAV Chapter 26. 

Recently Mr. Metzler had fallen in his bathroom when there was no one home to help him get back on his feet.

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity had heard about this and wanted to make sure this wouldn’t happen again. We reached out to the Patuxent River SEABEE’S to help us renovate the bathroom and make it handicap accessible for him. We removed all bathroom fixtures, drywall, and floors.

We then installed a new walk-in shower, commode, new vanity with sink & faucets, new flooring, new lighting fixtures, new drywall, and paint. This amazing group of volunteers worked 247 hours over a period of five days renovating this bathroom for a very deserving veteran! We were able to assist Harry through a grant from Home Depot and funds we received from our Warrior 5K Fun Run Walk!

We would not have been able to complete this remodel without the experience and patience of these guys! Thank you SEABEE’S!


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...