HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WORCESTER COUNTY DEDICATES NEW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Bishopville, MD - For the past year Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County has been constructing a single family home in Bishopville, Maryland. A dedication of this home for the Zlotorzynski family was held at 1 pm on December 19, 2019. Ashley Zlotorzynski had the opportunity to cut the ribbon on the threshold of her new house, and officially step inside as a homeowner for the first time with her four children. Welcoming the Zlotorzynski family home for the holidays were members of the Habitat Worcester staff and Board of Directors, construction partners, and volunteers. In addition to offering the family well wishes, Pastor Kyle McDaniel of Shore Community Church delivered a blessing and dedication of the new home.
Zlotorzynski was selected based on the criteria for Habitat home ownership. Zlotorzynski is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and Wor Wic Community College and works as a residential counselor for an inpatient treatment facility. Ashley’s husband, Neil, passed away suddenly in 2013. Zlotorzynski enrolled in a degree program and worked hard to pursue her dream career to provide for her family.
Zlotorzynski says, “I’ve lived in Worcester County my entire life. I love it here. I don’t want to live anywhere else. Owning my first home is everything to me. It’s what I want to do for my children. They’ve been through so much that they deserve something to call their own. It’s more stability. It’s a lifelong dream come true.”
Construction of the new home was made possible by Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s key partners Beach Construction, Russell T. Hammond Surveying, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and Bank of Ocean City. More than 25 real estate and mortgage professionals who contributed donations to the Realtors Rally for Habitat, numerous in-kind sponsor partners and donors, as well as weekend construction volunteers, combined efforts to build this home for the Zlotorzynski family.
About Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatworcester.org
Congratulating the Zlotorzynski family as they prepare to cut the ribbon to their Habitat for Humanity home in Bishopville are (L-R) Russell Hammond (Russell Hammond Surveying), Colleen Deptula (Beach Construction), Jason Parker (Bank of Ocean City), the Zlotorzinski Family, Jim Savage (Beach Construction), Vicki Harmon (Board of Directors President), Josh Esworthy (Board Member), and Andrea Bowland (Executive Director)