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Walt Jones Memorial Project Sets Habitat Record of almost $70,000!
The series of fundraising events surrounding the Walt Jones Memorial Project this year garnered an overwhelming response in support from sponsors, donors, participants and interest! This past year, the leadership committee, focused on adding 2 new events (Winter Golf Clinic and Wine Tasting) and increasing the participation in the annual auction and golf outing! The best news to share is on Saturday, May 18th, Brandy Williams and her 2 sons moved into the Habitat House named after Walt Jones!
As part of the Walt Jones Memorial Project weekend, the Auction Night was held the night before the Annual Golf Outing on May 16th, featuring a Silent and Live Auction, appetizers, a Wall of Wine, Smyth Jewelers Gold exchange, and great company! The event was once again graciously hosted by Bethany Blues in Lewes from 6 - 9pm and featured everything from boat trips and restaurant gift cards to sports memorabilia, women's accessories, paintings and photography packages!
Much Thanks goes to our sponsors of the Auction Night this year: SCHELL, Johnny Janosik, Echelon, Cape Gazette, Tunnell & Raysor, Bin 66, and Big Classic Rock 98.5 and 103.5 and last but not least Butch Emmert and Tom Protack for being the Auctioneers!
On May 17th, Midway Par 3 in Rehoboth hosted the 8th Annual Walt Jones Golf Outing. With beautiful weather on our side, over 35 golf teams came out to show their support for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity by playing golf! The golf outing had a 9 am and a 1 pm tee time, with a barbeque lunch provided by Bethany Blues!
The winners of the Overall best team score went to Cripple Creek in the morning and to the Eastern Shore Golf Team in the afternoon, shown above.
Thank you to Schell Brothers, Poore's, PNC Bank, Cape Gazette, Dryzone, Jeanine O'Donnell, State Farm Agent in Lewes, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group and Midway Par 3 for being major sponsors for this years golf outing!
On May 18th, family, friends, and SCHFH staff came to Georgetown Point to celebrate the dedication of the home for Brandy Williams and her family. This year, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity dedicated this home in memory of golf legend Walt Jones. With the money raised from the Walt Jones Golf Weekend the past 7 years, we were able to build Brandy's new home for her and her family this year! Pastor Anthony Cannon prayed blessings and protection over Brandy, her family and her new home. After the dedication, we enjoyed a light breakfast, viewed the home and picked the TV Raffle Winner! Brandy was chosen to pick the winning ticket and as she passed it to Ted Fischer, Chairman of the Walt Jones Committee he couldn't believe it! Brandy had won the TV with only purchasing one ticket! Congratulations Brandy on your new homeownership and winning the Grand Prize TV!
Collegiate Challenge provides students with an opportunity to volunteer with Habitat Affiliates across the country during a school break. Students decide to serve and help Habitat projects instead of going on traditional college spring break trips.
Discover Bank recently donated $10,000 to help Sussex County Habitat for Humanity host AmeriCorps service members. During the past 6 months (October - March) , AmeriCorps service members were vital to Sussex County Habitat's ability to serve 9 families through home ownership and 13 families through home repair services by mobilizing over 1,000 volunteers who served more than 25,000 hours. AmeriCorps members sign a year-long contract to serve. In return they receive a living allowance allowing them to live in poverty as those they serve, obtain an education award, and the excitement and satisfaction of getting things done for America. Applications are being accepted for summer-only and year-long positions that will begin in October. Be an agent for change! Be an AmeriCorps! Contact Nancy Greene at SCHFH for more information 302-855-1153, extension 205
As part of an ongoing partnership, M & T Bank recently donated $10,000 towards the Mission of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH): Seeking to put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Tom Protack, Community Engagement Director SCHFH, received the check from M & T representatives on behalf of all the partner families who will be helped.
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Seeking to Put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Since 1991, through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, the Georgetown affiliate has built 80 homes in Sussex County. 110 adults and 208 children now occupy these homes.
The philosophy is simple: Habitat provides a "Hand-up, not a Hand-out". Families are selected on the basis of the need for housing, ability to pay a not for profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Homeowner candidates invest sweat equity by helping to build their homes and the homes of others. Mortgage payments go into Habitat%u2019s "Fund for Humanity" and are used to build more houses with more families in the future.
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