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Patuxent Habitat turns over its 20th home

Christina Hampton and Alexis

Lexington Park, MD -- St. Mary’s/Calvert County Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s (PHH) newest St. Mary’s County home has become an Easter reality for Christina Hampton.

The dedication ceremony for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s 20th home took place March 21 in Lexington Park. Sandra Diaz, board president for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, presented the family with the keys to their new home at the ceremony.

Christina expressed gratitude to all the volunteers and businesses that made this home a reality for her and her daughter Alexis. She thanked all of them for the gift of their labor, time and friendship so that she and her daughter will able to live in a decent, safe and affordable home. After the ceremonial ribbon cutting Christina invited family members, supporters and friends into her new home for a tour!

This project was funded mainly by the congregation of Patuxent Presbyterian Church along with several local businesses. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity extended profound thanks to Patuxent Presbyterian Church for their assistance and support. Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, PHH was able to build the home and sell it to Christina at an affordable price.

Christina worked alongside the habitat’s processionals and other volunteers helping to build her home; she performed over 250 sweat equity hours. Sweat equity hours are a requirement for becoming a Habitat homeowner.

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s vision is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

Their Mission Statement is: “Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Our mission is to have a significant impact on our community by bringing people from all walks of life together in helping their neighbors in need to realize better lives by providing decent, affordable housing in both St. Mary’s and Calvert counties.”

PHFH was incorporated as a non-profit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 2003; and serves both St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties. They have built 20 homes since their inception and helped numerous veterans through their Veteran’s Critical Home Repair Program.

To learn more about PHFH programs, becoming a volunteer or if you have items to donate to their ReStore please visit their web site www.patuxenthabitat.org for full details. You may also call them at 301-863-6227 (office) or 301-737-6273 (ReStore).

The Bay Net photos by Ron Bailey

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