MD Habitat for Humanity to Build their First Handicap-Accessible House in White Plains

Recipient of the new home also donated one acre of land which will be used to build four Habitat homes, including hers

Habitat for Humanity in Charles County is putting up a wall for a paralyzed mother and her daughter. Their home, to be built in White Plains, will be the first handicap-accessible house built by Habitat in Maryland. Following a hit-and-run accident in 2005 that left her paralyzed from the neck down, Stephanie Douglas and her teenage daughter have been living with a family member in Waldorf. Douglas' grandfather left her family an acre-plot, and with the blessings of her family, she has donated the land to Habitat to build four homes, including one that she will call her own.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 10530 Briscoe Place, in White Plains, Maryland. Elected officials, community contributors, and volunteers are invited to attend the ceremony at 1:30 p. m. Contact the Habitat office for inquiries, in the event of inclement weather, at (301) 392-0770 or visit

Habitat for Humanity in Charles County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference—to build simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.

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