Top: Morning Winners, Green Team, Bottom: Afternoon Winners, Shaun Jones's Team

Two holes-in-one set an ambitious, low-scoring pace in the  12th annual Walt Jones Golf Outing presented by Sussex County Habitat and  Poore's Propane on May 12th at Midway Par 3 in Lewes.    In the morning round, Clifford Eckrich from the Nature's Call team scored the first "ace" and Jeff Joseph from the PNC team sank a tee shot in the afternoon round.  But it was Jim Green's "Green Team" that won the morning competition.  And, Shaun Jones's team had the lowest afternoon score for the eighth consecutive year.  
Committee Member Glen Reid with Clifford Eckrich 
 We welcomed 129 generous golfers, game participants, and sponsors who collectively contributed $19,761 to Sussex County Habitat.
The annual golf outing is presented in memory of Walt Jones who was the owner and operator of both the Old Landing Golf Course and Midway Par 3 course.  Walt was a legend and inspiration to all in the area who follow the sport of golf.  He generously donated use of the Midway Par 3 golf course for
DryZone Sponsored
 Beverage Tent
 Habitat's outing since its inception in 2005 which Barbara  Moore , Walt's daughter, continues to do.   We are, indeed, grateful.
Shaun Jones founded the event that honors his late grandfather with the goal of raising enough money to sponsor an entire Habitat home.  Shaun single handedly organized the first three outings and was succeeded by loyal Habitat supporters who love the game of golf.   Over the last 12 years, Walt Jones events have far exceeded the original goal having raised over $300,000 to support Sussex Habitat home construction.  

The 2018 event date will be announced soon.  If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, entering a team, or sponsoring a tee, hole, or game, please contact Jay Gundy at for information.  


Painting with a Twist now donates paintings to partner families for their new homes. Painting with a Twist located at 17723 Coastal Hwy in Lewes offers painting classes for individuals and groups.  At the dedication ceremony of their homes, Habitat homebuyers will be presented with one-of-a-kind works of art painted by local artists.   
On May 3rd at the dedications of their homes, Adan and Mariela, Heather, and Shalonda received paintings depicting beach scenes and country landscapes.  If you would like to learn more about Painting with a Twist visit

Volunteer Voices

Last week, 12 students from Dagsboro's Indian River High School worked on a new Habitat home under construction in Milton, DE.  Under the supervision of Habitat site managers and trained AmeriCorps
 members, the students installed floor joists and laid subflooring in the home. The Indian River students are enrolled in the High School's Construction and Manufacturing Level 3 taught by Allen Timmons and Architecture and Civil Engineering taught by  Jordan O'Boyle.   This was the first time students from these programs partnered with Sussex Habitat. 
"Coming out and building with Habitat is a great way to gain practical experience and knowledge for our students." Mr. Timmons said.  Student Kate Koontz added, "It's been a lot of fun, a great way to give back to the community and meet some new people."
We offer sincere thanks to Messrs. Timmons and O'Boyle and their students for a very productive day of Habitat home construction in Milton.   
They keep coming back!   Members of the University of Delaware chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity volunteer regularly with Sussex County Habitat.  On May 13th, six pre-medical students returned to paint walls in a newly constructed Habitat home in Ellendale.  The fraternity last visited in March. The guiding principles for the organization are philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.  Their principles align closely with our Habitat mission making for a great volunteer partnership fit.  We thank the students for volunteering once again.  We can always count on you for a productive day of work and fellowship.

Women Build is a highly valued, nationwide Habitat tradition.   S ince 1991, women from a wide range of backgrounds have come together to build Habitat homes that contribute to stronger, safer communities.  This year, Sussex Habitat's Finance
 and Administration Manager Susie Webb led our Women Build
team on May 13th in Millsboro, Delaware.   Susie and the  Women Build volunteers assisted members of Grace United Methodist Church continue construction on The House that Grace Built in Millsboro.  The home is named for the Church that contributed both construction funds and volunteer labor.  Future homeowner Angela and her son were there to thank the volunteers for their hard work. 
The Repair Report

Are you a homeowner in Seaford or Laurel? Would you like to see if you qualify for our major or minor repairs program? Call Audrey Miller, Repair Program Coordinator, at  302-855-1153 x207  or click below for more information. We'd love to partner with you!

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is Hiring!

Construction Manager-  is responsible for all aspects of the homebuilding and rehabilitation program of SCHFH. This is a senior level management position reporting to the Executive Director and is a member of the organization's management team.  Click here for a full position description.

Site Supervisor-  is responsible for "hands-on" residential home construction at SCHFH construction sites. Role includes scheduling and leadership of Construction AmeriCorps, volunteers and partner family members, as well as project planning, site organization and safety, and property management. Click here for a full position description.

Framing Fragments- Updates on Current Builds

617 South Lee Ave.
Construction Complete

619 South Lee Ave.
Final Inspections

622 South Lee Ave.
Vinyl Flooring, Final Painting, Counter Tops

140 Hudson Alley (The House that Grace Built)
Final Inspections

14446 Collins St.

14428 Collins St
AmeriCorps Member Profiles- Caitie


To volunteer with Sussex County Habitat 
call Nancy Greene at 
302-855-1153 x205 or 

  We welcome all  - individuals and groups - to build with us at anytime: This is what our founder, Millard Fuller , called the Theology of the Hammer .

  Questions? Ready to Volunteer? 
  E-mail us at
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