Patuxent Habitat Veterans Program and BPOE Elks Lodge #2092 team up to help local veteran

Pictured – L-R: Mr. Everhart, Trent Manson ~ Grants Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Debbie Settle ~ PHH Board of Directors, Andrea Dyson ~ Veterans Affairs Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Ms. Everhart and Tim Barnes ~ Chairman of the PHH Board of Directors

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Recently, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Veterans Repair Program was contacted by Dan Muchow who was doing mold remediation work on Jim and Debbie Everhart’s home.

He realized it was more than he could handle and needed help removing the drywall and carpeting along with several other repairs to make this home a decent and safe place for this veteran. of the Navy and his wife.

He contacted Jenkins Enterprises & Patuxent Habitat to help make the home safer for this family. Mr. Muchow has helped us many times with mold removal for our veterans who need a little help but can’t afford to fix these problems themselves. Jenkins Enterprises also took care of it because the process was going to be long. Patuxent Habitat volunteers and PAX NAS volunteers helped fix the drainage issues to prevent this from happening again as well.

The immense cost of this project would have been far beyond the means of the Everharts. So, thanks to a few grants and this amazing $4,000 donation from local BPOE Elks Lodge #2092, this family’s plight has improved a lot.

Mr. Everhart, who suffers from lung problems as a result of his Navy service, has made great strides in being able to live a better quality of life.

Patuxent Habitat Veterans Program and BPOE Elks Lodge #2092 team up to help local veteran

Everyone deserves the opportunity to age with dignity in their own homes and communities, especially our veterans!

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Critical Repair Program for Veterans is designed to repair the homes of military veterans and their families. The program will assist with repairs identified in Habitat’s guidelines for essential home repairs which can range from roof repairs and structural wall repairs to the installation of wheelchair ramps and bathroom renovations so that they can be easily used by veterans with disabilities. If you want make a donation or volunteer for any project, including veterans programs, please call Laurie at 301-863-6227. Email for more information.

About Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and works to create decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. We build our strength, stability and independence by building on foundations that strengthen our community. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 21600 Great Mills Road Unit 18A, Lexington Park, MD 20653. For more information on donating money to Affiliate or donating items to the ReStore, please visit our site website. If you would like to volunteer, contact Laurie at or call 301-863-6227. Every donation helps a family help themselves.

About Habitat for Humanity~ Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in South Georgia in 1976 to a global housing organization. nonprofit in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in more than 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat owners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, anyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a life. better. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

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