Meleny, Kevin, and Scott
Congratulations to Meleny Gutierrez! She was all smiles outside of the Schab & Barnett Law Office after settlement on November 20th! Proudly showing her new keys, Meleny is shown here with Executive Director, Kevin Gilmore, and Board President, Scott Lanham. "We couldn't be more excited for Mel and her two beautiful girls," said Gilmore. "They'll be home for the holidays! And we certainly all wish
them the best in their new place!"
Thank You 
Jay Gundy, Joan Deaver, Judy Lawson, and Michael Smith

Our Development Director, Jay Gundy, recently accepted a generous check from Georgetown-Ellendale VFW Post 2931 to benefit our 2015 Vet Build. The presenters included Councilwoman Joan Deaver of Sussex County Council, Judy Lawson of the Georgetown-Ellendale Ladies' Auxiliary, and Michael Smith, VFW 2931 Post Commander. "We so appreciate everyone who has contributed time, money, and materials to this year's Vet Build," said Gundy. "It's generous gifts like this that make it all possible."
Spotlight On ... 
"The Regulars"

On a chilly November morning, our "regulars," a group of construction volunteers, gathered for a home dedication in Ellendale. They've gathered like this many times before - almost every Wednesday and Saturday at our various build sites over the years - and for over 100 dedications like this one. They gather in all kinds of weather - week in and week out - and work together to make a difference for our Sussex County neighbors. These volunteers each have served with us for several years (some as many as 10) and most have given 400 to 500+ hours of volunteer labor annually. We appreciate each one of them for the time and effort they put into making it all possible. We just couldn't do it without them! 

Pictured: John Kaczor, Mike Grafton, Terry High, Bob Kelly, Jim Miller, Bob Hestaline, Tom Murphy, the late Paul Cataldi, Rob Derrick, and Herb Macia.  Not pictured: Tony Etze, Bob Patterson, Bob Mitchell, Ron Morris, Larry Miller, Bob Kellner, Bill Hagel, Bill Siegel, Louis (Chico) Ramos, Don Shifflet, and Charles Sisk.
In Memory of Paul Charles Cataldi
E veryone at Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is saddened 
Paul Cataldi
10-14-1938 to 11-28-15
to hear of the passing of   Paul Cataldi. Paul was one of our "regular" construction volunteers from 2004-2015.     A young man once  asked Paul why he spent every  Wednesday  and Satur day  on Habitat build sites.  "It's the look in the eyes of the partner families when they get their keys."  Paul replied.

Over 90 Habitat homes bear the marks of Paul's hammer and the strokes of Paul's paintbrush.  Habitat homes in Sussex County, New Orleans, and Mexico were built with the expertise and compassion that were hallmarks of Paul's personality.    Paul embodied Habitat's mission of "putting God's love into action, building homes, community, and hope."  His camaraderie on Habitat build sites will be missed by all who worked with him. 

Paul gave many hours of service on various build sites over the years. Including:    
Concord Village,  Georgetown Point,   Ingram Village
Many other homes - County-wide
Repairs Program - County-wide
Jimmy Carter Work Project - Mexico,   Jimmy Carter Work Project - Gulf  Coast

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and the many volunteers with whom he served so faithfully. May he rest in peace.

Calling Hour - Thurs, Dec 3rd at  2 pm
Memorial Service - Thurs, Dec 3rd at 3 pm
Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium 
(The Atkins-Lodge Chapel)
16961 Kings Highway
L ewes, DE 19958

In lieu of flowers, Paul's family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Simply indicate that your gift is in memory of Paul and we will be sure that your gift is properly acknowledged and notify his family on your behalf. 

If you'd like to give a day service in honor of Paul, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Danielle Niethammer,  at 302-855-1153 x 208.  
Holiday Giving Opportunities
What's on our Holiday Wish List? Well, Santa, our construction crew has been working extra hard this year and they could really use a donated pick-up truck! Santa, if you can help, please contact Jay Gundy, Development Director, at 302-855-1153 x210.

Elves, please remember us in your year-end and Holiday giving! It's your generosity that allows our mission to help our neighbors in need in Sussex County to continue. Simply click the blue Donate Now button in the right-hand column of this newsletter to see ways to make your gift. You'll be glad you did.
Volunteer Opportunities
Do you know residential construction? 
Can you  volunteer a day or two a month to lead other volunteers on a Habitat site?  We could use your help.  Call our Construction Manager Jeff Niethammer at  302.265.5968  to arrange for a crew leader interview.

Also, we are still accepting bids from plumbers for our current new home construction projects.  Please call Jeff for more information.

Want to give a day of service on a build site? Visit:
The suite next door has been rented. Please be sure to welcome Pastor Stewart and her congregation. Restoration Worship Center has approximately 30 members and they look forward to settling in as soon as possible. See you around the neighborhood!
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 deprivation, suffering, gender, and other discrimination."
Nelson Mandela
Former President of South Africa, 1994-1999
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1993
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