Roland Schauer has a new roof and is scheduled to get central air-conditioning, a new hot water heater and a bathroom renovation to the Havre de Grace house where he lives with his wife.
The vintage 1925 dwelling is also expected to have a complete weatherization. None that of is generally newsworthy, even in a small community like Havre de Grace, other than being cause for celebration in the Schauer household and a point of curiosity for neighbors and passersby.
What makes it newsworthy, however, is it’s another worthy project done by Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna.
Habitat for Humanity and the volunteers, the staff and the businesses who make it go have done so much for our communities turning the homeless, or at least those in need of a home of their own, into homeowners.
As if that’s not enough, Habitat also has its Repair Program for Veterans, like Roland Schauer, who could use some help with their homes.
Schauer volunteered for the Army right out of high school during the Vietnam War. While he served our country a long time ago, there shouldn’t be time limits on remembering or helping those who served.
With this program, Habitat for Humanity does a little of both. And we thank Habitat, Schauer and all those veterans, in need or not, who have served for what they’ve done.