Veterans Build 2023 with Habitat Chesapeake

Collage of volunteers installing drywall and standing outside several homes with a sign saying Veterans Build.

Thank you, veterans and volunteers, for serving with us in Curtis Bay, South Baltimore!

 Habitat Chesapeake celebrated Veterans Day 2023 with plenty of grit and determination from our volunteers! Throughout the week leading up to Veterans Day, volunteer groups from local partners came out to lend a hand on Church Street, the location of nine new-construction, affordable row homes in Curtis Bay.

On Wednesday, staff from Habitat Chesapeake and the Chesapeake ReStores came together with individuals, and on Thursday, volunteers from Prime AE, Harkins Builders, and Marriott Hotels worked together to continue installing drywall throughout the homes. Teams of experienced home improvement vets worked alongside volunteers learning these skills for the very first time as the rooms of these homes began to take on real shape. 

“I have never installed drywall before,” said one volunteer, who works in payroll with Prime AE. “But this is such a great opportunity to learn and help out, and such a great cause. I’m so excited [for these homeowners]!” 

Many of these row homes have already been matched to future Habitat homeowners, who will pay an affordable mortgage capped at 30% of their gross income and dedicate 250+ “sweat equity” hours helping to build these homes. Through their support, these veterans will help more families have a safe, decent place to live and experience the dream of homeownership for the very first time! Learn more about our program here.

Veterans Build is an annual tradition with Habitat Chesapeake, celebrating and honoring those who have served in the military and continue to serve their communities through volunteering. Read about our Team Build opportunities here and thank you so much to our military partners who join us throughout the year to make an impact here in Central Maryland.


About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ( brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 790 homes in 19 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,750+ 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.