On Saturday, April 28, Firefighters will work with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and join over a thousand Prince George’s County community volunteers to renovate 86 homes for elderly and disabled homeowners during the 24th Annual Christmas program. Since 1989, Prince George’s County Christmas in April has repaired and renovated over 2000 homes and donated over $35 million in supplies and service for repairs.
“The Fire/EMS Department is continuing with the proud tradition of giving back to the community by being involved with Christmas in April. I fully support and proud of our career, civilian and volunteer personnel that have committed themselves to this effort,” said Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. Fire Chief Bashoor visited each of the six homes that Fire/EMS Department personnel worked on today.
“Hundreds of Prince George’s County employees are once again volunteering to help Christmas in April repair and renovate the homes of some of our neediest residents and neighbors,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “Like our Transforming Neighborhood Initiative, this effort is about transforming neighborhoods and lives one house at a time.”
PGFD personnel were assigned houses at 70 Herrington Court in Kettering, 2210 Overton Drive in Fort Washington, 4615 Gunther Street in Capitol Heights, 408 Dateleaf venue in Capitol Heights, 1805 Virginia Avenue in Landover and 10708 Montgomery Road in Beltsville.
|Deputy Fire Chief Ben Barksdale lends a hand. Photo by Steve White.|
The following images are by Marc S. Bashoor