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Nonprofit Spotlight:

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity & Run 4 a Cause

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity logoPatuxent Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has been providing affordable housing to low-income families in St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties since 2003. Its mission is to have a significant impact in the community by bringing people from all walks of life together in helping their neighbors in need to realize better lives by providing decent, affordable housing.

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity builds houses with the homeowners. The houses in this region average approximately $110,000. Affordable monthly mortgage payments are repaid from 20 to 30 years and are used to support the construction of more houses. Patuxent Habitat also operates Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Restore, a store that sells gently used furniture, plumbing supplies, electrical equipment, appliances, and more. The store is located at 21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.

Run 4 a Cause logoPatuxent Habitat's annual Warrior Fun Run benefits its Veterans Critical Home Repair Program and other programs. This year Patuxent Habitat teamed up with three other area nonprofits to create the Southern Maryland Nonprofit Running Series – Run 4 a Cause. Patuxent Habitat, Bay Community Support Services, the Semper Fi Fund, and Historic Sotterley are each hosting a 5k and have instituted a 5k Passport System. The passport system encourages the community to come together, have fun, and support important causes.

Register for all four events and be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize.

Learn more about Run 4 a Cause >>