Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake unites with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and United Way Launching Construction of the Hopkins Hospital – Habitat House in East Baltimore

(BALTIMORE, MD) – Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (Habitat Chesapeake) will be safely celebrating the start of a new community development project in East Baltimore.  The project is being undertaken in cooperation with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and United Way of Central Maryland.

The project launch represents the re-start of construction volunteers on Friday, September 4 in a home sponsored in part by members of the executive team of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The project launch will be streamed on Facebook Live on Friday at 10:30am on Habitat Chesapeake’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/habitatchesapeake . Intensive safety practices are being utilized to sustain Habitat’s mission and engage volunteers in service.

The home is located at 2542 East Eager Street, in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Milton-Montford.  It is one of up to 16 units Habitat Chesapeake plans to rehab in the Milton-Montford neighborhood, east of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Habitat Chesapeake’s work in this community will be one of three areas of emphasis in the coming years.  Other areas of focus include Belair-Edison, and new homes in Orchard Ridge, located in Northeast Baltimore.

A group of executives and staff from Johns Hopkins will be working on the home’s reconstruction. The project launch will be led by the Habitat Chesapeake’s construction staff and the HabiCorps Workforce Development Program Trainees.

Over the past few months, Habitat Chesapeake has been diligently preparing to safely resume build and volunteer activities to ensure all participants are safe. This is Habitat Chesapeake’s first construction volunteer event since Maryland has been under Covid-19 regulations. The new safety protocol and procedures for this event and for future events include temperature checks, face masks, frequent sanitation and social distancing.

What:  Project Launch of Hopkins House with Habitat Chesapeake, The Johns Hopkins Hospital & United Way

When:  Friday, September 4, 2020

     Build Duration – 8:30am – 2:00 pm

     Program Launch and House Tours 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:  Milton-Montford, 2542 East Eager Street, Baltimore, MD.

Livestream Info: Log onto www.facebook.com/habitatchesapeake starting at 10:30am.


**We strongly encourage media personnel to join us virtually via Facebook Livestream for the Project Launch at 10:30am. However, we welcome media to attend in person if preferred. Social distancing and mask required. Habitat staff will be on site as early as 8:00am and available for interviews**

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 About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (www.habitatchesapeake.org) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 770 homes in 18 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.