Lothian family to get `Blitz Build' Habitat house

September 26, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Anne Arundel County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, the national nonprofit organization that helps build affordable homes for people without them, is teaming up with the American Plywood Association, Residential Architect magazine and television's Bob Vila to build a home for a needy family in Lothian.

The project -- called a "Blitz Build" -- will take one week, with the work being aired daily from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12 on CBS's "The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel."

A team of volunteers will erect the house from the award-winning design submitted by John W. Allegretti for the Homes for Habitat Design Awards competition sponsored by the magazine.

Arundel Habitat for Humanity recently completed its 35th house project in the county and plans 10 more next year.

Information on volunteering or becoming a Habitat family may be obtained by calling 410-384-9212.

Pub Date: 9/26/99

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