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!
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.