On Friday, December 16th, Santa (AKA Christmas in April*Calvert County) came to White Sand Drive in Lusby to help out a veteran. The weather on Friday was in the 20’s with a breeze. The work crew consisted of 6 from Exelon, 2 from Harvest fellowship and 1 from Cave to Castle. Patuxent High School NJROTC sponsored the home but were not able to participate as the cadets were out of town for a drill meet.
The scope of work on this project was extensive and due to the temperatures several projects were postponed until warmer weather. But the crew did replace a sink in the bathroom, repaired the holes in the bathtub, repaired drywall in the kitchen, pumped the septic system, replaced the pump and filter on the water softener, replaced a storm door, hauled a load to SMILE, and another load to the landfill. The yard cleaning and deck repair will be rescheduled when the weather cooperates.
Speaking with Jada Stuckert, President of the NJROTC Boosters Club at Patuxent High School, she said “the money comes from a fund called “Change a Life Drive” to which cadets contribute their spare change. The money for this project came from last year’s fund, while the money being collected now will go to help with transportation costs of a former cadet, Giovanny Queirlo, who is battling cancer.”
The homeowners couldn’t thank the volunteers enough for the work that got accomplished this day. They wanted them to know how thankful they were.
Lunch was provided by Exelon and was chicken, fries and Cole slaw and was awesome as usual.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, sponsor, or just learn more, please visit the website and click on the links: http://www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org/
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon