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Community in Dorchester County Works to Revitalize Neighborhood

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Volunteers scraped old paint and set up scaffolding on Laurie Sanford's front porch Wednesday morning.

It's help she desperately needs.

"I've been scraping paint off this porch for five years and you can only do so much on weekend's and day's off," Sanford said.

Habitat For Humanity volunteers are working to revamp Pine Street and the surrounding neighborhood.

It's a new project funded by Lowe's Home Improvement. It aims to help owners keep their homes and avoid maintenance property fines.

Sanford says she doesn't plan on losing her home to any fines.

"I'm aging in place. I'm not going anywhere. This is it," Sanford said. "They're going to carry me out of here in a pine box. This is mine."

The organization's revitalization manager, Rhodana Fields, says she talked to homeowners in the area.

She says this age-old neighborhood has been neglected for too long.


"Back in the Civil Rights Movement, I think there was some disinvestment in this neighborhood after that time period," Fields said.

The $40,000 grant-funded project also had a workshop - teaching and providing resources for homeowners hoping to spruce up their homes.

Fields says volunteers will be out every Wednesday to help repair homes. On some Saturdays, the organization will also hold workshops and provide resources to homeowners in the area.

It's a community learning and helping itself.

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