New Store Supports

Habitat for Humanity

If you've always wanted to contribute to Habitat for Humanity but found the idea of building a home daunting, now you can give to the organization without breaking a sweat.

Tomorrow, Arundel Habitat for Humanity officially opens Renovation Station -- a store specializing in slightly used building materials, appliances and home furnishings.

The nonprofit organization, at 8101 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena, sells donated materials to the public and gives proceeds to Arundel Habitat.

Renovation Station accepts donations of roofing materials, lumber, appliances, wooden furniture, electrical supplies, gardening tools and plumbing materials from contractors, retailers, builders and homeowners.

Donated items must be in new or almost new condition, and appliances should not be more than five years old. All materials must be clean and in working order. Hazardous materials, stuffed furniture, clothing, television sets, mirrors and glass are not accepted. Donated items are tax-deductible.

The store's grand opening will be from noon to 6 p.m. with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, call Renovation Station at 410-437-7755, Arundel Habitat at 410-384-9212 or visit www.arundelhabitat.org.

County to Provide

Free HIV Testing

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will conduct free HIV tests at the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Odenton and Parole health centers by appointment June 27. Tests are confidential and anonymous. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-222-7108.

Grants Available

For Teen Activities

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting applications for teen activity grants. The grants, of up to $1,000, are available to nonprofit organizations that provide recreational activities to county teenagers.

Activities must be open to the public and must be pre-approved by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The application deadline is Aug. 13, and grants will be awarded in October. For more information or to apply for a grant, call Mark Garrity at 410-222-7311.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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