World Habitat Day Donation Drive

September 30, 2011

In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, located at 1450 Plum Point Rd. Huntingtown, Md.,  is holding a donation drop off on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Donations of home improvement goods, like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances will be accepted to help Patuxent Habitat for Humanity fund the construction of Habitat homes in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties.

The ReStores accept donated goods, which they sell to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. Patuxent Habitat operates two ReStores, located at 8900 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach and 21768 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park. ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.

Habitat for Humanity will engage in a month-long observance of the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter beginning on World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. World Habitat Day is designated each year by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter around the globe. In recognition of World Habitat Day and the work Habitat for Humanity has done to alleviate poverty housing, Habitat will dedicate its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and raise the walls on its 500,001st house in Paterson, New Jersey. Thirty-nine of Habitat’s 500,000 homes have been built, rehabbed or repaired by Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.

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 or applying for a home, log on to www.patuxenthabitat.org 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.

About Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The ReStore is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-5 and Saturday 8-4. To schedule a pick-up, call 301-737-6273.

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