Habitat for Humanity Frederick

Archived News

12/29/2015 – Frederick News Post

Long-awaited demolition begins on crumbling log cabin

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12/1/2015 – WHAG

#GivingTuesday celebrates generosity and organizations bettering communities.

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11/27/2015 – The Daily Record

Women take the lead in Habitat for Humanity building projects Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is in the final planning stages for the first Women Build project in that area.

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11/23/2015 – Frederick News Post

Real estate group build connections, community. At an end-of-year happy hour last week, FCAR Young Professionals Network, presented a $4,250 check to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County.

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11/9/2015 – Frederick News Post

6 Things You Need to Know this Week: House is in the Bag Purse Auction.

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10/19/2015 – Press Release

Thanks to the generosity of numerous sponsors, hundreds of volunteers, and over 1600 attendees, Festa Italiana 2015 raised over $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County.

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10/15/2015 – Press Release

Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust, a home ownership program from Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, is pleased to announce its newest homeowner, Ben Peterson. 

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10/5/2015 – Frederick News Post

New and vintage luxury handbags, vacations and an array of beautiful accessories are just a few of the items you will find at the Sixth Annual “The House is in the Bag” fundraising auction set for Saturday, November 14, starting at 6pm at Holly Hills Country Club.


9/26/2015 – Frederick News Post

Legacy: Local Habitat for Humanity founding member remembered for loving life

Ruth Wales sense of justice and commitment to helping people led her to become a founding member of Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County in 1993 and to continue serving as treasurer for years afterward.

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9/17/2015 – WHAG TV

New community garden stems from relationships between law enforcement and residents. A new community garden at 101 W. South Street is helping to grow relationships between residents, community organizations and local law enforcement.

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9/2/2015 – Frederick News Post

Habitat for Humanity given grant to expand community garden partnership AMES Cos. awarded Habitat for Humanity and Seed of Life Nurseries a $10,000 grant to expand community gardens in Frederick.

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8/31/2015 – Press Release

$10,000 Grant Awarded to Habitat for Humanity and Seed of Life to Expand Community Gardens

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County and Seed of Life Nurseries are rolling out expansions to their community garden partnership through a generous $10,000 grant from AMES.

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8/29/2015 – Washington Post

A crumbling, 200-year-old log cabin in Frederick will finally be demolished

Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to allow demolition of a 200-year-old log cabin near the city’s downtown, ending a lengthy battle over the crumbling structure.

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8/28/2015 – WHAG TV

200-year-old log cabin gets demolition approval from historic preservation commission

A 200-year-old, deteriorating log cabin deemed historical because of its age, structure and architecture, will soon be demolished

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8/28/2015 – Frederick News Post

Frederick Habitat gets approval to remove crumbling cabin

The waiting game has ended for Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, which will move forward after getting long-awaited permission to demolish the dilapidated log cabin on East Fifth Street.

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8/14/2015 – CBS Baltimore

Frederick Panel Sees Value in Disputed 200-year-old Cabin

The Frederick Historic Preservation Commission says a 200-year-old cabin at the center of a redevelopment dispute contributes to a the city’s historic district.

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8/14/2015 – Frederick News Post

Demolition of Habitat cabin continued to third hearing

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County staff and supporters continue to wait with bated breath for the outcome of a request to demolish a dilapidated downtown log cabin.

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8/13/2015 – WUSA 9

Critics blame ‘bureaucracy at its worst’ for Frederick cabin dilemma

A public hearing Thursday night opened the door to potentially demolish a crumbling 200-year-old log cabin on East 5th Street in Frederick that critics say is beyond saving and has become a serious safety hazard.

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8/12/2015 – Washington Post

This old log cabin in an eyesore or a precious piece of MD history

The eyesore in downtown Frederick is 200 years old.  It is – or was – a log cabin. Termites have devoured the logs. The stairs have collapsed. The floor is rotted. The condition of the Rose Log Cabin on East Fifth Street is so precarious that a preservation contractor would inspect it only when the wood was frozen – to prevent his steps from causing collapse.

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8/8/2015 – Frederick News-Post

Habitat members, residents await upcoming historic commission decision

All eyes look to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission as it prepares for the vote that will determine what happens next in the saga of a crumbling log cabin in downtown Frederick.  Unable to finance its restoration, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County has requested permission to demolish the decaying cabin it owns at 107 E. Fifth Street with plans to sell the empty lot to a local builder.

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8/5/2015 – WHAG TV

Fate of Deteriorating Log Cabin in Downtown Frederick Still Up in the Air

The fate of a 200-year-old log cabin in downtown Frederick is up in the air after the city’s Historic Preservation Commission delayed their decision that would allow property owners [Habitat for Humanity] to tear it down.

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8/4/2015 – Press Release

Condemned Log Cabin Up for Yet Another Historic Preservation Vote

On the evening of July 23rd, 2015, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick MD made a request to the Historic Preservation Commission at a Public Hearing to demolish a long cabin at 107 East 5th Street.  The result was a 2-2 tie vote, due to the absence of members of the Commission.

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7/24/15 – Frederick News-Post

Demolition Request for Decaying Downtown Cabin Crumbles

The future of a 200-year-old log cabin in downtown Frederick remains uncertain after the city’s Historic Preservation Commission failed to pass the necessary designation that would allow its demolition.

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7/16/15 – Press Release

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony on New Home Build

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County hosted a Ceremonial Groundbreaking on an empty dirt lot on on C Street in Brunswick, MD for the organization’s newest home build.

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7/15/15 – Frederick News-Post

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new Brunswick home

When Michael Heim’s friend suggested he and his family apply for a Habitat for Humanity house, he decided to make the call.

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7/15/15 – Frederick News-Post

Second demolition request of decaying log cabin moves forward

Time has stood still for decades at a Habitat-owned log cabin in downtown Frederick.

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5/28/15 – Press Release

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County hosts Mortgage Burning Ceremony for Homeowner

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, community members gathered at the home of Daphne Weedon, located at 107B South Bentz Street, for a Mortgage Burning Ceremony presented by Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County. The ceremony honored Ms. Weedon who recently paid off her 20 year mortgage in full.

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5/28/15 – Frederick News-Post

New hands-on food, nutrition initiative takes root in Frederick County elementary schools

Seed of Life Nurseries, Inc. begins the MyPlay Garden Initiative to plant gardens at local elementary schools. Seed of Life will maintain the gardens, with help through their partners, United Way, The Great Frederick Fair, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity and the Boys & Girls Club.

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5/28/15 – Frederick News-Post

Festa Italiana Preview

Celebrate and discover Italian cultural heritage at Festa Italiana on May 30. The full-day event is a family festival and fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County.

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5/3/15 – WHAG TV

Community Holds Emergency Food Drive for Senior Citizens

“With the events that have been happening, the Maryland Food Bank couldn’t transport food out of Baltimore…” To help, Seed of Life Nurseries & CSA partnered with Habitat for Humanity to host the emergency food drive.

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4/26/15 – Frederick News-Post

Frederick community lends a hand to restore blighted property

South End Baptist Church, with volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County and other partners, came together to clean up a property on the Blighted Structure Watch List, allowing the resident to remain in his home.

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1/21/15 – Comcast Newsmakers

Festa Italiana Chairwoman, Maria Giovanna Galasso, on the 3rd Annual Event

Learn more about the event, how to get tickets, and the cause by watching Maria’s interview

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1/9/15 – News Release

Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust Celebrates… Dreams do come true!

Frederick County Affordable Housing Land Trust, a program with Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, and in partnership with Frederick County Government, celebrates its first homeowner.

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8/18/14 – Frederick News-Post

In place of 480 affordable homes, county to collect $8.4M in fees for programs

“Single mother Lisa Hernandez spent years glancing between real estate listings full of fixer-uppers and her children as they played in a neighborhood that was growing less safe.”

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8/18/14 – Frederick News-Post

In first year, county land trust buys three homes, including McClement’s

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10/20/2013 – The Frederick News Post: Habitat’s Purse Auction

“New and gently used purses, jewelry, shoes and an assortment of accessories, will be on sale during The Women Build! Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County’s Fourth Annual “The House is in the Bag” red carpet evening on November 16, from 6 – 9pm at Hollow Creek Golf Club, 50 Glenbrook Dr. in Middletown.  FSK Audi, Lincoln, Volvo is the major sponsor of the event.”

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9/11/2013 – WHAG News: NRI Project Serving Local Veteran

“Volunteers in Frederick marked this anniversary of September 11th by rehabbing the home of a World War II veteran for Habitat for Humanity’s September 11th Program. Navy Seaman First Class David Ezra will never shake his vivid memories of the war, where he witnessed men lose their lives in the Pacific Ocean.” 

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5/25/2013 – 1st Annual Festa Italiana on Comcast Newsmakers

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5/17/12 – YouTube

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Habitat for Humanity Frederick
117 E. Church Street
Habitat for Humanity Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
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