The Mitchell family -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

The Mitchell family


Wanda Mitchell is very active in her community and is happy to be part of the change new Habitat homes will bring to Clay Street in Annapolis, Maryland.


Peacemaker and problem solver

Future homeowners Wanda and David Mitchell and their grandchildren Naia, 8, and Taysean, 7, are looking forward to moving into their new Habitat house on Clay Street in Annapolis.

David Mitchell has worked as a taxi driver for more than 20 years. His wife underwent a heart transplant in November 2008 and is unable to do much physical construction work.

Wanda has been doing her sweat-equity hours by working in the ReStore and speaking at local churches on behalf of the Faith Relations program at Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

She is very active in the community, volunteering both as the vice chairwoman of the Human Relations Commission for the city of Annapolis and as a mediator at the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, where she helps to resolve disputes between neighbors and family members.

“I’ve always been a problem solver,” she said.

She’s especially happy to be a part of the change that the new Habitat homes will bring to the Clay Street neighborhood where she already lives and is a mentor to local kids. After the family has moved into their new house and she is physically ready, she plans to eventually return to work in the information systems field.