On October 11, 2022, Lewis Contractors broke ground for their eighth major project on the campus of Maryland School for the Blind. These two new residential cottages will provide the latest innovations in education and residential care for visually impaired students–some of whom are also challenged by other disabilities–as they continue their education, learning the skills of daily life, which will empower them to live productive lives. The new buildings will also house the immense library of braille books and publications maintained by the school.
Among the dignitaries attending the event were Secretary Carol Beatty of the Maryland Department of Disabilities and MSB Board Chair Marion Mullauer, but perhaps the most important participants were students Anderson and Nadia who spoke about their dreams for the future, thanks to what MSB is doing for them. Seeing these students in their hardhats “dig in the dirt with a shovel” was, for most, the highlight of the ceremony.