LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 13, 2008)—Patuxent Habitat for Humanity received five building lots on 9.32 acres from the St. Marys County Government on Tuesday to be used for the construction of five new homes. The lots are located off Forest Park Road near Route 235, south of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
The donation was discussed at a public hearing on May 27 and the Commissioners approved the donation at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting.
Larry Miller, a member of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, attended the meeting and expressed appreciation for the countys donation. We are ready to start building homes for five families, he said.
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity has built nine homes since its inception in 2003.
An application orientation workshop for prospective homeowners is planned for Saturday, June 21 at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Valley Lee from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call the office at 301-863-6227 for more information and to get a list of the items needed for the workshop.
In order to raise funds for building projects, Patuxent Habitat operates a ReStore, located at 21768 South Coral Drive (the old firehouse) in Lexington Park. The ReStore accepts donations of home furnishings and used or excess building materials that are resold to the public. The ReStore concept is also a "green" initiative by helping to keep excess building materials out of local landfills.
More information about the organization and the ReStore is available at http://www.patuxenthabitat.org/ .