Sandy Spring Bank's Women Build Team Helps Build Home with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
On Friday, June 16th, a team from Sandy Spring Bank dusted off their hard hats and participated in Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland’s Women Build initiative. Employees were matched with a Habitat construction site to help build a home for a low-income family in the resource-rich and vibrant Takoma Park, MD.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is a local Habitat chapter committed to building hope and community within Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The Women Build initiative, established in 1991, encourages women to learn new skills and volunteer in their communities. No experience is required and volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Sandy Spring Bank maintains a long-lasting relationship with Habitat’s Maryland chapter and Women Build. Chief Operations Officer Ronda McDowell shares, “Over ten years ago, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland to develop an innovative affordable housing program. Through our partnership, Sandy Spring Bank purchases home mortgages from Habitat, which enables them to buy additional properties that are renovated and sold to low-income families. We have replicated this unique model in other markets across Greater Washington and have helped make homeownership possible for deserving families in our region. I am happy to continue our support of Habitat’s mission to provide safe and affordable housing through the Women Build initiative.”
Sandy Spring Bank employees stained fences, painted the house exterior, and assisted with construction of the front and back porch for the future residents. As of today, this year’s Sandy Spring Bank team has raised more than $6,000 for Habitat.
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