Habitat Rehabilitates Mobile Home For Local Family

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BERLIN — Habitat for Humanity Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) announced this week the recent completion of a rehabilitation project for a local family in need.

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, HFHWC has embraced moving towards rehabilitation projects and neighborhood revitalization efforts in order to increase assistance to those in need in our local community.

“With this project, we were able to facilitate a family’s dire situation, because of a donation received,” said Andrea Bowland, executive director of HFHWC.

A local woman, Hannah Purnell, contacted HFHWC looking for assistance when her mobile home had fallen into an alarming state of disrepair. Around the same time, HFHWC received an offer for a donated mobile home, and while not something usually accepted, the need and a viable property were already in place to relocate the donated unit.

The previous home was removed and the donated mobile home transported from Montego Bay in Ocean City to Sinepuxent Road in Berlin. From there, local volunteers and members of the HFHWC Board of Directors completed construction on the home and Purnell and her son were able to move back in last Friday, Feb. 15.

“This project would not have been possible without a number of individuals and businesses within our community who came together to provide a safe and affordable home for this family,” said Bowland.

The mobile home was donated by Carol Jane Donovan and her nieces Pam Stansell and Deborah Holden, hotel stays for the family during construction were provided by Jason Gulshen at Holiday Inn 66th St. with the Harrison Group, driveway materials were donated by Rayne’s Sand and Gravel and construction work, in part, was provided by ShoreCan Construction.

Habitat for Humanity Worcester County Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide safe, affordable housing for all. To become a volunteer, donate, inquire about assistance or become a partner family, call 410-208-4440 or email inquire@habitatworcester.org.

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