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5th Annual ReCycled Art Show and Benefit AuctionRobert Luckritz - President, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity
On May 3, 2013, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity hosted The 5th Annual ReCycled Art Show and Benefit Auction. On behalf of the Board of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and, of course, bidders, who together made it possible.
The Recycled Art Show is an important fund raiser that we also hope raises the visibility of our Restore and the benefits to the community of donating and shopping at our Restore in Lexington Park, MD. A significant number of the pieces offered at the auction originate in our Restore. Local artists contributed their time and extraordinary talent to produce imaginative collectables starting with items as basic as tables, chests, or windows. Accordingly, a special thank you goes to over 35 artists from Calvert and St. Mary’s counties whose contributions make the entire show possible. Our auction also benefitted significantly from special gifts to our Live Auction such as weeks at vacation homes and a sailing outing.
We would like to recognize those organizations and groups who helped make this show such a success: Our host Crossroad Christian Church of St. Leonard, Blue Wind Gourmet, DJ Johnny G, Century 21 New Millenium of California, MD, Heaven & Earth Medi Spa & Laser Center, Fitzgerald Realty & Auctioneer, BB&T, Wentworth Nursery, Wyle, and the St. Mary’s Ryken Habitat chapter. Also, a special thanks to our loyal volunteers and our office and Restore staff.
Proceeds from the auction will support numerous projects this year. We are building a new home in Prince Frederick, and restoring a donated home. Our work through our Veterans Program will mean that five St. Mary's County veterans see critical home repairs completed this year as well. We partnered with Christmas in April working on 15 homes last month.
Habitat's efforts to provide affordable, decent housing for local residents depend on the support of our community. What a difference you make in the lives of your neighbors! For information about our mission, our Restore, and volunteer opportunities please call us at 301-863-6227, visit us at http://www.patuxenthabitat.org">www.patuxenthabitat.org, or Like Us on Facebook. Thank you.