Freezin’ for a Reason Was a Success

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Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity Board, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community. Freezin’ For A Reason was a huge success! We were able to raise $61,614.

It is very humbling to see our Eastern Shore partnering together with the Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity to continue to help provide houses for those in need. Celebrity dipper David Brannon, of Preserve Communities and Bay Creek, did a tremendous job of leading the charge and enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to help the Eastern Shore Community. Brannon not only raised $40,127 in pledges but also raised the public awareness of the importance of Habitat with over 250 attendees at a fundraising event at Cape Charles Brewery on the eve of the dip. We are extremely grateful for Brannon partnering with us to help those in need on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

One hundred dippers and seven teams participated in this year’s event. The top youth team went to the Montessorri Children’s House of Franktown raising $6,009. Northampton County Sheriff’s Department won the top adult team category raising $7,400. Top individual Youth Dippers were Anna Thornton, first place; Lucas Stodghill, second place; and Ben Jones third place.

The support from the Eastern Shore community is integral for us to continue to fulfill our mission to build houses for those in need on the Eastern Shore. We have received numerous applications this year from individuals and families asking to be selected for houses. Thanks to your efforts along with other successful fundraising efforts throughout the year, our Habitat house selection committee has chosen the family that will receive house #52 in our history. This house construction will start this spring.

As always, please feel free to contact the Eastern Shore Habitat Office if you would like to get involved in future Habitat work groups or fundraising. We can be reached by phone 757-442-4687 or e-mail [email protected].

Penney Holland
Chair,
Eastern Shore Habitat for
Humanity

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