Maria Schuller is an 88-year-old retired widow who lives in the Manassas Park home she and her late husband purchased in 1956. Raised in Munich, Germany, Maria and her husband came to the U.S. in 1950 looking forward to a new life for their family. A mother of six, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 10, Maria has developed macular degeneration and is legally blind. She has also had cancer and back surgery, which makes it difficult for her to get around like she used to.
Maria’s leaky roof has caused mold to form in her home, in addition to drywall and floor damage. Maria just paid for a new roof and because of that expense, is unable to afford the other repairs that are greatly needed in her home.
Before retiring, Maria was a foster parent, a day-care provider and a substitute teacher for many years. A member of the Manassas Women’s Club since 1990, she still enjoys raising money for community charities and spending time with friends and family.
Volunteer Work Days Begin on June 12
Volunteer work days (June 12*, 13*, 14*, 26, 27 & 28) for Maria Schuller’s home repair have been added to the volunteer calendar.
*PLEASE NOTE, the June 12, 13 and 14 work days will entail mold remediation. A mold remediation awareness session is required for those who wish to volunteer on June 12, 13 or 14. The mold remediation awareness sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; and June 4 at 6:00 p.m., in the Habitat office (9300 West Courthouse Rd., Suite 105, Manassas). Please sign up for one of these classes on the volunteer calendar. After the class you can sign up for the work days of your choice.
If you would like to volunteer on June 26, 27 or 28 you do not need to attend the class. Please sign up here for those days.
Many thanks to Micron Technology, Inc. for their Home Crafter Sponsorship.
Special thanks to ACI Worldwide for their Raise the Roof Sponsorship.
We can’t do what we do without the generosity of sponsors. Sponsorships allow us to purchase needed materials for our home repair projects. If you would like be a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative sponsor, please contact Traci DeGroat at 703-369-6708 or email@example.com.