SALISBURY, MD – Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is hosting a “Stud-a-Thon” stud decorating contest to help complete the interior framing of their latest Habitat Home. Participants are asked to purchase a 2”x4”x 92 5/8” stud from their local hardware retailer and decorate it with paint, ink, or markers. Artwork, messages of support to the new homeowners, scripture, or poetry is encouraged. No cuts or attachments to the board are allowed for the safety of the construction team and the structural integrity of the board.
“Throughout COVID-19, we have been searching for new and meaningful ways to engage with our supporters, and what better way to do that than by giving them the opportunity to have their blessings physically placed in a Habitat Home for a new homeowner family?” said Molly Hilligoss, Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County executive director.
The cost of lumber has skyrocketed in recent months, leaving the nonprofit organization to raise more funds to complete a home construction project. According to an article by ABC 5 in Cleveland, a 2x4x8 stud was priced wholesale at $1.60 March, while in September, that same wholesale board cost almost $5. The number of studs needed to frame the interior walls at the current Habitat home build is estimated at 130.
Completed boards should be delivered to the Habitat ReStore at 908 W. Isabella street in Salisbury by January 15. The artist of the board judged most creative will receive a $25 ReStore gift card.
About Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County
As a Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people of all faiths to make home ownership of decent, affordable homes a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County was founded in 1987; since then the affiliate has built 70 homes locally. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat homes are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments come back to the affiliate to help build more homes for more families.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, please call Molly Hilligoss, Executive Director at 410-546-1551 or go to www.wicomicohabitat.org.