Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is a non-profit Christian ministry that works with people from all faiths and walks of life to build decent houses for affordable home ownership throughout Anne Arundel County and the Baltimore metropolitan region. Houses are sold at no profit through no-interest mortgages to qualified home buyers who earn 25% to 50% of the area median income.
St. Vincent’s participates in the effort two ways: we contribute money and direct service through The United Churches Coalition, founded by Timonium United Methodist Church about 15 years ago. The Coalition offers congregations the opportunity to participate in sponsoring a Habitat house if they do not have the resources to sponsor an entire home themselves.
Below are pictures from the Fall 2012 volunteer effort. Tom Fialkowski and Chris McCullough along with folks from other community organizations pitched in to help the building projects at Orchard Ridge. Orchard Ridge is located directly behind Archbishop Curley High School on the East side of town off of Erdman Avenue. Thirty new Habitat homes will be built in the Orchard Ridge community as part of their continuing efforts to eliminate poverty housing.