Lake Ridge Retiree Turns to Habitat for Water Damage

Caporaletti croppedAvid reader, Helen Caporaletti, lives in the Lake Ridge condo she and her late husband purchased in 1998. Recently, water from the upstairs neighbor’s washer came streaming into her home, which caused serious water damage.

Unable to find a contractor to do the work at an affordable rate, Helen turned to Habitat. We are replacing the water-damaged flooring and drywall plus making other minor repairs in her home.

=Helen came to the Washington area from Idaho right out of high school to work as a file clerk for the FBI in 1945. She has two sons and a grandson who live in the area, plus very helpful neighbors. She heard about Habitat’s home repair program at the Woodbridge Senior Center where she goes for crafts and Tai Chi class!

Woodbridge Family Seeks Needed Home Repair

choudry 3The Choudry’s are a lovely family who live in the Georgetown Village subdivision of Woodbridge. Zulfiquar moved to the U.S. 27 years ago and became a U.S. citizen. He’s now retired but works part time as a security officer and his wife of five years, Bushra, works as a substitute teacher for Prince William County Schools.

Sons Zeeshan and Adnan are honor students in 9th and 7th grades respectively. Recently, Adnan (right) won the regional wrestling championship for PWCS middle schools. Zeeshan is looking forward to missionary work after graduating from a missionary college.

The Choudry’s have asked Habitat for a hand-up to fix several damaged windows, a damaged back door and cracked walls in their home. We will also repair some electrical issues, replace the kitchen exhaust fan and make sure the HVAC system is working efficiently. Zulfiquar learned about Habitat’s home repair program at the Woodbridge Senior Center.

These home repair projects will be added to the volunteer calendar soon. Please keep an eye out to sign up.

We are looking for sponsors for both of these projects. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please call Traci DeGroat at 703-369-6708 or email tdegroat@habitatpwc.org. Thanks in advance for helping Habitat build a better
community — one house at a time!



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