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February Freeze will be held on Feb. 24, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Freezin’ for a Reason dip in the Chesapeake Bay to be held on 02-24-2024.  Teams and individuals sign up to take the dip and raise pledges to help us build homes for those in need on the Shore.  The popular BBQ & Brews event will be held on 02-23-2024.  Stay tuned for more details & the announcement of this year’s Celebrity Dipper.

2023-11-27T17:33:50+00:00October 25, 2023|Events, Header, Uncategorized|

Golf Tournament, Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Bay Creek Resort

Come out and enjoy a day on the links & help support Habitat’s efforts for Home Ownership on the Eastern Shore.

Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 8:30 am
Place: Bay Creek Resort, Cape Charles, VA
Price: $140 per player on day of tournament or mail check to:

  • Steve Pautz (c/o Habitat for Humanity)
    3 Palmers Landing
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
  • Price includes 3 Mulligans each. Extra fees for games on day of the event.

Event Details:

  • Best ball format
  • Registration at 8:30 am
  • Shotgun start at 10:00 am
  • Box lunch provided
  • Prizes awarded and cash bar at 5:00 pm
  • Price: $140 per player
  • For registration & sponsorships, contact Steve Pautz at 757-375-2689 or
  • Sponsorships of varying levels are available

Get your team together and register via email to
*Include player name, email, & phone number*

2023-10-25T16:18:58+00:00June 27, 2023|Events, Uncategorized|

2023 Freezin’ For A Reason Wrap Up

Thank You!

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity appreciates all of the community’s dedication to make this year’s Freezin’ for a Reason weekend such a huge success for the Eastern Shore. Thanks to you, we raised $ 126,872 which will cover approximately 75% of the material cost of one 4 bedroom house for our fellow citizens whom we serve.

We would like to especially thank Celebrity Dipper Tammy Hill and our 74 Dippers who participated in this year’s Freezin’ for a Reason event. Tammy raised $93,283, and we especially recognize her largest supporters: Todd Burbage of Bluewater Development and Chaney Enterprises.

Heartfelt recognition goes out to all of the youth who participated this year! The top Overall Youth Team was the Montessori Freeze Team who raised $6,808. The most sponsorship dollars raised by a youth participant was Anna Thornton. Second Place was Gunner Hall and third place was Keagan Powers.

The top overall Adult Team was Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty’s team who raised $12,040. The other participating teams that participated this year were Broadwater Academy, Moo Cluckers, Onancock Brockmeiers, Northampton Honor Society, Rose/Young Team, Blue Blood Busch Team and Freezin’ 52. We also appreciate the support of the Cape Charles Coast Guard, Northampton County EMS, K-Coast surf shop and Cape Charles Mayor Adam Charney.

We also appreciate all of the integral support from Marsh, Optima, Cape Charles Rotary, Heather and Nathan Travis, and Clara and Company, in leading the charge to celebrate the Freezin’ for a Reason kickoff at our Friday night BBQ & Brews at the Cape Charles Brewery.

2023-03-09T17:22:01+00:00March 9, 2023|Uncategorized|

Dine by the Vine Gala & Silent Auction June 24, 2023

Sip, Savor, and Support

You are cordially invited to join us for the Dine by the Vine Gala and Silent Auction hosted by Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity. The event promises to be an evening of fine dining, live music, and a charity silent auction, all while enjoying the stunning scenery at Chatham Vineyard & Winery.

The evening’s program will feature a guest speaker alongside a delicious dinner and dessert, you will have the opportunity to bid on a wide array of items in our silent auction.

Join us on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Chatham Vineyard & Winery to support a great cause and have a memorable evening. Your attendance will make a significant difference in the lives of families in need of safe and affordable housing.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Program (subject to change)

6:00 pm: Arrival, live music, refreshments & hors d’oeuvres

6:30 pm: Dinner & Dessert

7:00 pm Guest Speaker

7:30 pm: Charity Silent Auction

9:00 pm: Adjournment

Current Sponsorship Levels

FOUNDATION: $1,000.00 2 Event Tickets & name listed in brochure

FRAMERS: $1,500.00 4 Event Tickets & name listed in brochure

ROOFERS: $2,500.00 8 Event Tickets, Logo in brochure & name mentioned in radio interview

ARCHITECT: $5,000.00 8 Event Tickets, ½ Page ad in brochure, name mentioned in radio

interview, Logo displayed prominently at event & optional Greeter’s Table before event

Contact our office at 757-442-4687 for ticket purchase and sponsorship, or for additional information.

2023-06-27T16:52:09+00:00March 9, 2023|Uncategorized|

Freezin’ for a Reason (2/25/2023)

Our Latest Event

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On February 25, 2023, let’s get and take a dip in the Bay in Cape Charles for Habitat. Our Celebrity Dipper this year is Tammy Hill. She is the Senior Sales & Service Manager at Chaney Enterprises, and a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty.  Our mission and vision are something Tammy has championed for years. Building affordable homes for first-time buyers in a community she has spent her life serving is a full-circle moment for Tammy.

Tammy Hill is the Senior Sales & Service Manager at Chaney Enterprises, and formerly the Vice President of T&W Block. She has worked in the concrete business on the Eastern Shore for over 35 years and is passionate about nurturing relationships with clients and contractors alike. She is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty, and is enjoying fostering relationships with her real estate clients.

Tammy is a dedicated saleswoman, whose extensive sales and customer service experience has created a strong network of relationships from the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel to Maryland, from where she hails. Tammy began working in her early twenties and grew to love interacting with homeowners, contractors and commercial partners.

She has a warm personality, relentless work ethic, quick responsiveness and careful attention to detail. Tammy’s life work has been assisting people enhance their lives by adding elements of brick, pavers, stone and masonry supplies to make a house a beautiful home.

When Tammy is not serving others professionally, she can often be found spending time with her family on the boat, at a local campground, supporting small businesses and restaurants or hosting folks at her home. Tammy inherently finds joy in seeing those around her succeed. Not only does she want them to succeed, but she makes a conscious effort to assist them in achieving their goals and desires, as if they were her own. Undoubtably, Tammy is selfless and compassionate when it comes to helping her friends, family and community. Not a day passes without her cherishing the moments of joy and love with anyone that crosses her path.

For all of her professional life it has been about providing high-quality concrete products at an optimal price, and in more recent years finding homebuyers “the one.” Building affordable homes for first-time buyers in a community she has spent her life serving is a full-circle moment for Tammy, and one of paramount importance to continue. Tammy is humbled to be selected as the 2023 Celebrity Dipper for ESVA Habitat for Humanity’s February Freeze.

2023-03-09T16:56:38+00:00November 25, 2022|Uncategorized|

Golf Cart Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to Jim and Gloria Ritch the successful winners of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity golf cart raffle.
Jim and Gloria were excited to have their ticket drawn as the winners and have very generously given the golf cart back to Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity. Jim and Gloria are happy to assist Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity in fundraising efforts to continue to help those in need in the Eastern Shore community. We would like to thank all those who participated in this year‘s raffle and we are most excited to receive such loyal support!

2022-09-06T17:41:46+00:00June 23, 2022|Uncategorized|


The Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity announces the House Dedication of House #51 On Friday, November 19, 2021, we celebrated the Dedication and Blessing for the home of Victor and Wartissua Matthews and their five children. Victor and Wartissua completed over 350 hours of sweat equity working with ESVA Habitat and closed on the no-interest mortgage on November 22, 2021. Víctor and Wartissua are delighted to be new homeowners. The dedication ceremony was held at the house, in Melfa, VA. Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, we were not able to invite all the volunteers and other Habitat homeowners and supporters as we normally do. We look forward to an opportunity to have a grand celebration with our volunteers, other Habitat Homeowners, and supporters when permissible. Please call the Habitat office for information about the dedication or the programs of Habitat- 442- HOUS (4687). Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity is a faith based non-profit organization that works in partnership with God and people everywhere to build simple and affordable houses. Together we are building up homes for a better tomorrow!

2022-06-23T14:28:59+00:00June 23, 2022|Uncategorized|


Announcing our Celebrity Dipper! Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce that Todd Burbage of Blue Water Development has agreed to serve as the 2020 Celebrity Dipper for the Annual February Freeze. Todd is committed to giving back to the Eastern Shore Community. We are thankful for his gracious support. Known for both his entrepreneurial and giving spirit, Todd Burbage has made an indelible mark on the local community. Whether it’s a multi-million-dollar commercial development project or a local philanthropic endeavor, Todd’s commitment is intense and unwavering. Todd leads his company, Blue Water Development, with an infectious sense of energy and passion, continuously pushing his team to strive for success and happiness. It’s that same dedication that continues to push Blue Water into a prosperous future, and that emboldens both himself and his employees to strengthen their community through charitable efforts.
As the youngest son of Jack Burbage, founder of Blue Water Development, Todd experienced all facets of real estate development early on. After many years of work and dedication under the guidance of his father, Todd is now an owner of the Ocean City-based real estate development and hospitality company. In addition to expanding the corporation’s portfolio, Todd is adamant about investing in the communities where Blue Water Development has projects.
A dedicated philanthropist who tirelessly supports his community with his time, resources and talent, Todd serves on the board of Taylor Bank and Worcester Preparatory School and is a past member of the board of directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lower Eastern Shore Program, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Todd lives in West Ocean City with his two children, Chase and Caroline, and his yellow lab, Willis. He is as comfortable leading his team as CEO as he is deep-sea fishing on his boat, The Chaser, and he’s always ready with a joke or a story that can light up the room. Todd’s typical attire of jeans, a ball cap and a sport coat perfectly illustrate what he’s all about, while his giving nature, dedication to his family and welcoming spirit paint a picture of his kind heart.
Please join Todd in helping to raise sponsorships to make this year a huge success!
It’s not too soon to put your teams together. Individual dippers are also welcome. The February Freeze will be held at the Cape Charles beach on February 22, 2020. Registration will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM.
For more information please call the Eastern Shore Habitat Office at 442-4687. #ESVABeBoldGetCold #FreezinForAReason

The February Freeze is an annual event in which volunteers form teams or participate individually by getting sponsor donations to take a quick dip in the Cape Charles waters.  It has been so successful in recent years due to the support of our “Celerity Dippers” and the hardy volunteers that it is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Now is the time to start getting your team member signed up. We had such wonderful support and participation last year that the event raised over $65,000. Dippers who raise $65 or more will receive shirts and those who raise at least $35 get a hot lunch after the event. Register a team of your friends, your family, or your school or sign up to be an individual “dipper”, then sign up sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for most money raised in both individual and team categories. A parent or guardian’s written permission is needed for anyone under 18. Forms are available below and must be filled out with proper signatures before participating.


2022-06-23T14:30:33+00:00June 23, 2022|Uncategorized|

Freezin for a Reason a Success!

The Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity Board 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.

2022-06-23T14:31:15+00:00June 23, 2022|Uncategorized|
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