To Our Local Community,
As a community organization, we feel it is our position as good stewards to keep the health and well being of all members of our community in mind. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the current regulations mandated by Governor Hogan for the State of Maryland, with guidance from Habitat for Humanity International, the CDC, and internal discussions, the following procedures have been implemented for our ReStore and Habitat affiliate.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has named Bruce Young as Volunteer of the Month for January. Young volunteers at the ReStore every week, taking charge of the lighting department, assisting customers, and helping with donation intake.
For the past year Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County has been constructing a single family
home in Bishopville, Maryland. A dedication of this home for the Zlotorzynski family was held at 1 pm on
December 19, 2019. Ashley Zlotorzynski had the opportunity to cut the ribbon on the threshold of her new house,
and officially step inside as a homeowner for the first time with her four children. Welcoming the Zlotorzynski
family home for the holidays were members of the Habitat Worcester staff and Board of Directors, construction
partners, and volunteers. In addition to offering the family well wishes, Pastor Kyle McDaniel of Shore Community
Church delivered a blessing and dedication of the new home.
On December 11th Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County held a holiday gathering at the ReStore facility in order to recognize and appreciate board members, committee members, and volunteers who serve in a regular capacity for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the ReStore.
The Critical Repairs Program is accepting applications for our 4th round of 2019. Open application runs from October 1 through October 31. Please note we are unable to accept inquiries for our New Build Program during this round; we are only able to accept Critical Repairs applications at this time.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County completes critical repairs and rehabs for existing Worcester County homeowners who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so. HFHWC participates in the national Habitat exterior repair program. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues such as porch, stairs, siding and gutters.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s ReStore is proud to present Joe and Charlotte Esworthy, our Volunteers of the Month. They became involved in volunteering through their oldest son, Habitat for Humanity board member Josh Esworthy.
We are pleased to announce our 3rd open application round of 2019 starting July 1 through July 31 for the Critical Repairs program. Please note we are unable to accept inquiries for our New Build Program during this round; we are only able to accept Critical Repairs applications at this time.
Visit our new Bishopville Build website at http://www.habitatbishopvillebuild.com to see details about the progress on Ashley's new home, see a video about what homeownership means to Ashley's family, view information on our corporate and in-kind sponsors and the Realtors Rally donors, and learn how to get involved with our current build!
This is the first person account of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s newest Partner Family, a widowed mother of four and lifelong Worcester County resident. This is her story in her own words, with edits for clarification: