November 27, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
On Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1:30 p.m., Carrie and Hoover Whitaker will accept
the keys to their new home, a six-room rowhouse at 841 Washington St., during
a ceremony marking the close of an unusual public service project of Hopkins
employees. The six-month project, begun last March drew, nearly 200 volunteers
from the Facilities Management department at the Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine, who transformed the property from a boarded-up eyesore on the northeastern
edge of the East Baltimore campus into a bright, modern home that features new
floors, a new kitchen, a new bath, new air conditioning and new just about everything
The project, initiated by Facilities Management senior director Jack Grinnalds, and supported by the School of Medicine and vendors, is part of ongoing Hopkins efforts to help ensure that East Baltimoreans who sell their homes to Hopkins to accommodate future building plans are relocated to quality homes nearby with minimal expense and trouble.
To cover the ceremony, call or email Gary Stephenson at 410-955-5384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.