Our Newest Beach Respite Project

Believe In Tomorrow Military Pediatric Initiative
Serving Families That Serve Our Country

For over 15 years, Believe In Tomorrow’s Military Initiative has supported our nations armed service families when one of their children has a life threatening medical crisis. We prioritize their access to exceptional respite and hospital housing that is a sanctuary from the stress and fatigue of their child’s lengthy medical treatments. Military families with a critically ill child often have a particularly difficult time. Treatment options frequently take families far from their base of support. During those times, our services are ready and waiting for families when they need it the most. Since it’s inception in 2005, the Believe In Tomorrow Military Initiative has provided over 40,000 overnight accommodations to armed service families.

New Respite House

When completed, this new respite property will prioritize US military families who have critically ill children, as well as children with short life expectancies. This house on 65th Street in Ocean City, MD will offer two, three-bedroom apartments within steps of the beach. The new Children’s House By The Sea II will serve as a beacon of hope to the children and families who stay there.

We are in the process of mobilizing contributions for a wide array of building materials, skilled construction services and funding that is needed to complete this project.

Here’s how you can help:

Still needed:
Siding – Hardie preferred
Coastal Windows
Interior & Exterior Doors
Door Hardware
LVT Flooring
Bathroom Tile
Composite Decking
Plumbing Contractor & Supplies
Rinnai Hot Water Systems
Bath Fixtures – tubs, toilets, sinks, faucets, shower heads
Bath Cabinetry
Kitchen Cabinetry
Kitchen Fixtures
Kitchen Countertops – granite, Corian, quartz
Interior & Exterior Painting Services and Product
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Landscape Design Services
Outdoor Kitchen
Interior Furnishings
Plumbing Supplies
Bath and Kitchen fixtures
Interior and Exterior Doors

Donations Secured:
All design, labor and supplies (Edison Electric)

Labor for installation of siding, windows and doors (Northern Building Restoration)

Deck and stair railings (Atlantic Aluminum)

Trees, shrubs, plants for interior and exterior (Bell Nursery)

Asbestos shingle removal (Fischer’s Environmental)

Kitchen appliances including refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, microwave ovens, washers and dryers, commercial ice machine, freezer (U.S. Mobile Kitchens)

Anyone interested in joining this effort is encouraged to contact Believe In Tomorrow by calling 410.744.1032 or emailing Brian Morrison at bmorrison@believeintomorrow.org or Maryanne Davis at mdavis@believeintomorrow.org.

“We are creating this respite to be a place where families can gather and be together during a child’s medical crisis,” said Morrison. “Our mission is to create environments that are conducive to healing the mind, body and spirit; and to create spaces and opportunities that make every stay a once in a lifetime experience that helps families to refresh, renew and rebuild their lives.”