As we are about to construct our new school building, slated to open for new students in the fall of 2013, we are busy preparing our site. Among the first orders of business is to create a place to park. So, we purchased a home in Catonsville and moved the four residents out of our on-campus Gray House to their new home. The site of the Gray House will become the site of our new parking lot.
After getting a bid for removing this modular home from its 1986 foundation, Jack Boender, President of Linwood’s Board of Directors, had an epiphany. He called Habitat for Humanity and offered to donate the house to them. All they had to do was come and get it. As far fetched as that sounded, they did exactly that. Habitat sent in work crews with hard hats and heavy equipment. Over the course of about four weeks, they carefully and completely dismantled the house, piece by piece, stacking all useable materials neatly and methodically. They will reuse the materials in other projects and will stock their Re-Store store that provides building material for the repair of homes of low income families.
As is the case with all nonprofit agencies, Linwood depends on the generosity of others to advance our mission. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity in this manner has given us the rare and unique opportunity to be on the giving end rather than the receiving end. We are proud to give back to our community.
The Gray House