LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Army Veteran, Ronald Hawkins can now breathe easier and feel safer just in time for Thanksgiving! Mr. Hawkins’ home had major leaking issues in both bathrooms due to problems resulting from the original plumbing installation. Volunteers from Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in April, Calvert County did a complete renovation on both bathrooms. Included were removal of all drywall, doors, bathroom fixtures, electrical outlets, lighting fixtures and vanity cabinets. Once the plumbing issues were addressed we installed new bathroom fixtures, vanity cabinets, electrical outlets and lighting fixtures. We also fitted the bathrooms with handicapped fixtures and widened the doorways to accommodate the new 36 inch doors; completing the handicap accessibility to both bathrooms. The amazing partnership between these two talented groups of volunteers has proven again to be a winning combination to better the life of a deserving local veteran. The money for this repair was made possible by a grant from THE HELP ASSOCIATION.  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 or email laurie@patuxenthabitat.org  for more information.