June 26, 2019 – Mr. William Hall is a World War II era veteran, who is still quite spry for his age. Patuxent Habitat’s Veteran Critical Repair Program was contacted by his daughter for a ramp and grab bars and possibly a few other modifications. However, Mr. Hall was insistent that he didn’t need a ramp, he just needed a bigger landing platform so he can get in and out easier, and only one grab bar in his bathroom. With volunteers from Patuxent Habitat and Christmas in April, Calvert County we proceeded to do exactly what he wanted which was to make it easier for him to open the door and move around on the new porch, handrails to assist him up and down the stairs, plus only one grab bar!  Mr. Hall was pleased as was his daughter that we made his home safer for him to maneuver to and from with ease because, everyone deserves the opportunity to age in place with dignity in their own home and community. Funding for these improvements was possible through The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation Grant. We are always in need of volunteers from professional (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.

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.org  for more information.
About Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and works to create decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. We are building strength, stability and independence by building on a foundation that strengthens our community. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 21600 Great Mills Road Unit 18A, Lexington Park, MD 20653.  For more information about donating money to the affiliate or to donate items to the ReStore please visit our website www.patuxenthabitat.org. If you would like to volunteer contact Laurie at laurie@patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-863-6227×16. Every donation helps a family help themselves.