UPPER MARLBORO, MD -
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Prince George’s County Department
of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) will demolish a blighted
house in the Seat Pleasant community as the County prepares for their annual
county-wide Christmas in April and Clean Up Green Up community
engagement day on Saturday, April 26.
This is the 26th year that the Christmas in
April event has taken place in Prince George’s County and the second year the
County’s Clean Up Green Up Initiative will take place on the same today.
Christmas In April focuses on renovating and revitalizing the homes of low
income County resident and Clean Up Green Up encourages community clean ups and
planting activities in neighborhoods throughout the County.
This year, Christmas in April will repair and renovate 83
homes around Prince George’s County, adding to the organization’s total of
2,300 homes and families they have assisted since 1989. Nearly 78,000
volunteers and $40.3 million of donated materials and specialized labor from
plumbers, roofers, and electricians have made Christmas In April a springtime
tradition in the County.
Seat Pleasant resident, Elsie Marshall,79, has lived in her
home for 40 years, uses a walker and asked Christmas in April for help with
painting and cleaning. The Office of Prince George’s County Executive
Rushern L. Baker, III is taking the lead in coordinating volunteers to help
repair and improve Ms. Marshall’s home. During site visits to her house
it was also noted that additional lighting and hand rails could be installed to
improve her safety. County Executive Baker’s office also learned that a
blighted house located in the Seat Pleasant community had been an eyesore to
Ms. Marshall and her neighbors for years. The office worked with the Department
of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement over the past two months to get the
necessary approvals to demolish the blighted house.
For more information about Prince George’s County Christmas
in April program, please click here.
For more information about the Prince George’s County Clean Up Green Up
initiative, please click here.
Demolition of Blighted House Media Event and Promotion of
April 26th Prince George’s County Christmas in April and Clean Up
Green Up Activities
Prince George’s County Department of Permitting,
Inspections, and Enforcement
Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and
Prince George’s County Christmas in April
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM
510 68th Place
Seat Pleasant, MD