Veteran Critical Home Repairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 1, 2015
Contact: Trich Trapp\Coordinator
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in April Calvert County Partner Again to Help a Veteran!
Calvert & St. Mary’s County MD –Revenue raised through the Warrior Fun Run and Sail to support Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran’s Critical Home Repair Program, has allowed us to construct a ramp for a deserving Navy veteran in Drum Point this coming weekend.
William Quinn is a disabled Navy veteran; he is married and has one son. In 1982 while assigned to the CB’s both of his feet were crushed in an accident. Mr. Quinn says his goal in life is, “to be kind to everyone I meet.” He works as a substitute teacher in St. Mary’s County; he also has a family friendly YOU TUBE channel: William Quinn. Mr. Quinn attends Our Lady Star of The Sea, Solomons where he is a Brother Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He has volunteered in the past with Christmas in April and his church to help other local families in need. It is his turn to get a helping hand. A new ramp and related improvements will enhance the quality of life for this veteran and his family. “Our goal in this project is serve a Veteran who has unselfishly served and defended our country, while promoting active volunteerism within our community,” said Steve Sanders of Christmas in April.
Christmas In April Calvert County Inc. is a United Way Member Agency, which helps disabled and elderly homeowners and families with children, who live in and own their house and cannot afford to pay for home repairs. Christmas in April works all year to repair dozens of houses on the last Saturday of April. Emergency repairs and follow-up work are done throughout the year.
Warrior Fun Run and Sail-
The Warrior Fun Run & Sail raises funds for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Critical Home Repair program. In addition to the fun run/walk and the sailing regatta, this year’s event adds an officially timed 5K run. The Chesapeake Bay Running Club is timing the race and Southern Maryland Sailing Association is once again producing the regatta. Live entertainment, refreshments, and food will be offered by Bear Creek BBQ. For more information or to donate and register to participate, please visit http://www.patuxenthabitat.org. This year’s event will be held August 22nd on Solomons Island.
About Patuxent Habitat for Humanity
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity (PHH) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and works to create decent affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. For more information about donating, volunteering at our ReStore or next home/ veteran repair please visit our website http://www.patuxenthabitat.org, contact Laurie Walker email@example.com, or call 301- 863-6227.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org
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