The Beasley Family Makes OCHFH's 24th Home

Beasley FamilyAnthony (called Mike) and Gissela (called GiGi) Beasley have been partners with Orange County Habitat for Humanity since 2006.  They and their three children waited a long, long time for the opportunity to own a home of their own…one that is warm and dry, one that has enough space for their family, and one that they can afford.  The children now have a yard where they can play.

The Beasley family (pictured with children Kevin, Keanna, & Anthony Jr.) at the dedicatioin of their new home. After putting down their down payment they put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity helping volunteers build the house. 

This was the 24th house built by Orange County (formerly Rapidan) Habitat for Humanity…built in cooperation with partner families and with community support like yours. The Orange Rotary Club has donated funds for the well.  Many other individuals in Orange County contributed the needed funds to purchace supplies.

Everyone expresses a special thanks to Bill Nowers (shown to the right), OCHFH's Building Chairman, who spent many long days working from the time the footers were dug through the last inspection.

Members of the Beasley family helped through the building of the home. Above GiGi, Kevin and Mike's mother help with the final coat of paint.

Landscaping the Home

Workers from the Rapid Anne Garden Club spent a hot day landscaping the house for the Beasley's. Plants were donated by Orange's Garden Clubs members and Grelen Nursery Inc.
Two pickup loads of mulch were donated by Unionville's Village Feed Home and Garden Showplace

Jay, Jason, Yonathan, Bill and David from Woodberry Forest School help finish outside jobs.

Jason, from Woodberry, works on finishing the soffit and Gene working on front walk.


Gene, Bill, Don, Jo Ann and Jim spent Saturday putting up drywall.March 14's Drywall Crew finished putting up drywall in the three bedrooms.

Up goes first drywall sheet in a bedroom.


Woodberry Forest School students step up to help HabitatWoodberry Forest School Students raise $1000
to help Habitat!

All through the cool fall days, dedicated students worked at every home WFS football game, selling food and drinks from a concession stand. All the proceeds, $1000, has been given to Orange County Habitat for Humanity to help with the current house being built. Many, many thanks to Woodberry Forest School and in particular Brett Berger, Carter Wiese, Teddy Corwin, & Walker Wiese, pictured on the right. Also a special thanks to Henry Copeland, Daniel Oh, Sharon Slade, John & Terry Thiel, and Clyde Firman for helping.


84 Lumber84 Lumber sold us building materials for this house at their mark-up!  This partnership resulted in thousands of dollars saved, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity is very appreciative of the support given by 84 Lumber. 

Renew America Together 

While millions had the day off on Monday, January 19, many answered the national call to a day of service.  Orange County Habitat for Humanity was happy to sponsor one site for this day of service, and a worthy crew showed up to install vinyl siding on our latest (24th!) house in Orange County.  It was a wonderful day of work and fellowship, and excellent progress was made on the house.  Volunteers came from near and far…as near as Orange County and as far as Madison, Greene, Spotsylvania, and Henrico Counties. A few days latter Richard Coleman, of Southern Style Builders, volunteered his expertise and shingled the roof.

Thanks to all who gave up a day “off” in order to help provide a better community for all of us. Some of the dozen workers are pictured below.

Renew America Together DayMike

HenryGene and Henry

KenDenise and Dan

January 10 -- Threading the wires.


Antonio & Anne at work on the Beasley House Devyn & Henry at work on the Beasley House
Henry & Tobias at work on the Beasley House Henry, Tobias, Anthony & raising a Beasley House wall

Thanks to everyone who came out to work on Saturday December 6, 2008, especially those students & teachers from Germanna Community College! Shown above hard at work are Antonio Castro, Anne Flanigan, Henry Middlebrook, Tobias Robinson and Devyn Middlebrook