Letter from Ron Cramer

In 2016 we at Habitat introduced the Blue Crabs and Blue Prints event to showcase the work of Habitat for Humanity here in Frederick County. We designed this casual and fun event to strike a chord in our community with who we are as an organization and the difference we make in the lives of those we serve. The response from our community and supporters was overwhelming! The sold-out event raised important finances that have directly funded construction projects this year. It also allowed us to share with attendees what we’ve accomplished and what’s coming for families who trust Habitat with their dream of affordable home ownership.

A needs assessment produced by the Community Foundation of Frederick County found the number one issue in Frederick County to be the lack of housing that is affordable to those who work here.  We at Habitat find that almost all of our applicants are paying well above the 30% of income limit set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on their housing, and a large number are paying upward of 50% of their income.  As Frederick County faces an ever-shrinking supply of affordable housing, our work at Habitat for Humanity to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope is increasingly important.

There is a great need for the home ownership solutions that Habitat for Humanity provides in Frederick County to those in needs of a simple and affordable place to live. There is also a great need for your support.  Your sponsorship of this event will help us raise vital funds for our construction projects as well as spread awareness about Habitat’s work in Frederick.  Please think of what your partnership could do to help people in need of housing right where you do business.  By partnering with one of the most recognized non-profit brands in the world your support is a win for everyone.

We urge you to complete the sponsor form today or call us to sign up.  We look forward to seeing you at Blue Crabs and Blue Prints on August 18th.

RobCramer

Sincerely,

Ron Cramer
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County