October 11, 1924 - May 13, 2013
It is with a very heavy heart I have to let you know that one of our most dedicated, hard working volunteers and really and truly one of our dearest friends and family members has passed away. Bob Douglass has had his hands on every house that we have built since 2006; he has helped the Restore to succeed in many ways with his fixing and tinkering to make things work properly before we could sell them. Bob could and often would out work every one else at the build site and say “ahh it isn’t that hard to keep going”. He was always affectionately known as one of our three amigos at the ReStore, him along with, Charlie Bauerdorf, and Paul Flanagan could always be found any given Friday working at the ReStore. If we ever needed something done on short notice Bob was always the first to respond saying I surely would like to be of help on that one. Losing Bob Douglass is like losing part of the Patuxent Habitat family. God Bless you for choosing us to volunteer with, we are forever grateful.
This request is for the Navy veteran Chad Madden who is a quadriplegic, we are trying to give him a little better quality of life so, PLEASE REPLY to Laurie@patuxenthabitat.org if you may be available to assist us in this endeavor.
I know it is short notice but I could use 1-3 people beginning Tuesday May 21st until Friday May 24th. We will need some volunteers able to work during the day and/or come in and do clean up.
We need volunteers who would be able to assist in helping the subcontractors when they are in the unit this week tearing down a wall, building a wall and getting the bathroom ready for tiling? I need 1-3 people who can lift pieces of drywall and help move it from the 4th floor to the dumpster, bring up new drywall, 2"x4"s, do clean up work?
23560 FDR BLVD Suite 402, California, MD. “The Wildewood Apartments ” off our 235. PLEASE REPLY to Laurie@patuxenthabitat.org IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP!!!
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For the past two years, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, located in Southern Maryland has been awarded through Habitat for Humanity International the Home Depot Foundation Veterans Repair Corps grant. The Repair Corps program was established by The Home Depot Foundation to provide home repairs for veterans. Some of these repairs include insulation, weather stripping and accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps and wider doorways. Larger repairs such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and structural improvements are also available.
Through the affiliate Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Chad Madden, a local Southern Maryland navy veteran, is a recent recipient of the grant. Chad separated from the US Navy as an avionics technician. During his time with the navy Chad served in wartime on two carriers - the USS America and USS George Washington. After his military service, Chad became an avid sky diver and completed over 700 jumps. In 2012, he had a near fatal skydiving accident whereby Chad sustained life threatening injuries so severe he is now a quadriplegic. To add to this tragic story, after his accident, his parents left their home in Mountain Home, Idaho to be with their son and while in the hospital their home was completely destroyed by wildfires. They have nothing left with the exception of the clothes they brought with them to the hospital. Chad was hospitalized for over 8 months and returned to his home in California, MD in November 2012 with his parents and brother providing 24/7 round the clock care. Chad also has a home health nurse and physical therapist provided to him from the VA. Chad’s condo is in desperate need of additional space, precisely his bedroom, to accommodate his motorized wheelchair, hospital bed, oxygen tanks, ventilator machine, wet chair, and the incredible amounts of medical supplies to sustain his daily health requirements. Currently, Chad’s bathroom does not meet any of his disability requirements. He is in need of a wet shower and handicapped sink and accessibility.