MLK Build 2023!
Habitat Chesapeake celebrates MLK Day with Clark Construction in Halethorpe, MD
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake was pleased to celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2023 onsite with partners from Clark Construction Group! Volunteers from Clark Construction came out to Habitat Chesapeake’s construction site on Elizabeth Avenue to assist with installing drywall on the ceilings of this family home.
This home is particularly special, because it is the first home Habitat Chesapeake has built entirely with insulating concrete forms (ICFs). ICF technology comprises of styrofoam building blocks supported by rebar and filled with concrete insulation, serving as a sustainable and extremely cost-effective method of building new construction, particularly for single family homes. During the MLK Day Build, Clark Construction volunteers served inside this newly-constructed home, helping to finish the interiors for the future Habitat partner family.
Read more about our first-ever ICF build in our Fall 2022 print newsletter!
In addition to hosting volunteers onsite for a MLK Day Build, members of Habitat Chesapeake staff and HabiCorps members served on Martin Luther King Jr. Day alongside the BIT Center (formerly the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland). The MLK Day of Service is traditionally a day of community service, intended as a “day on” instead of a “day off”. This year, Habicorps members helped distribute boxes of fresh produce to community members at their Homeland Southway location in north Baltimore. Learn more about the BIT Center’s BACFAD Community Food Program that brings access to affordable produce and quality meals to Baltimore.
Thank you again to our partners as well as to the BIT Center for the opportunity to serve!
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 780 homes in 19 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.