BEL AIR — The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) and Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna recently partnered together for a ramp project at an Aberdeen house. Habitat Susquehanna’s volunteers built an accessibility ramp which was paid for — and benefited — The Arc NCR.

“We are so appreciative of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and their volunteers for their assistance in building a ramp for one of our Community Living homes,” said Shawn Kros, CEO at The Arc NCR. “The ramp will help make this home more accessible for individuals with disabilities and allow them the independence to access their home without additional supports. We appreciate the community coming together to provide support and encouragement to supported individuals to live more comfortably in their home and in the community.”

Habitat Susquehanna performs A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) activities in designated neighborhood revitalization areas in Harford (Edgewood, Aberdeen) and Cecil counties annually. Most of those ABWK efforts involve preserving home exteriors, doing yard work, planting and mulching, gutter cleaning, etc., to revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods. Sometimes, however, the ABWK projects can take on other forms.

In 2017, Habitat volunteers built the very first Little Free Library in Aberdeen which is maintained by a Habitat homeowner. In 2016, Habitat’s volunteers, under the Lowe’s Heroes program, built an accessibility ramp for the Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County.

“Habitat Susquehanna is known for building or renovating homes to assist low-income families and we also have a Repair Program to alleviate health and safety issues at existing homes,” said Jeremy Bopst, director of construction for Habitat Susquehanna. “However, ABWK activities provide an extra way for us to strengthen connections within communities and restore neighborhoods through simple acts of kindness.”

About Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna Inc.: Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna Inc. is an ecumenical Christian housing organization devoted to building, renovating and repairing houses in partnership with the community in Harford and Cecil counties. Since Habitat Susquehanna’s inception in 1993, the organization has built or rehabbed 108 homes, supported more than 90 builds abroad, made more than 500 repairs for over 400 families, and served more than 500 people through financial counseling. For more information, call 410-638-4434 (Harford County) or 410-398-3399 (Cecil County) or visit www.habitatsusq.org.

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