Summer 2006, as part of the Builders Blitz

  • Morgan Foundation
  • Dwight Peck, owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Select Reality in Locust Grove, Va.
  • K. Hovnanian Homes and building partners C. C. Carpentry. They donated 100% of the materials and labor costs associated with building one house. In dollars that was equal to more than $60,000.
  • Sun Builders

May, 2006. Mrs. Elizabeth Seaman, Bank of America Advisor ( Richmond, VA) to the Marietta McNeill Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation, announced that, "Orange County Habitat for Humanity" has been awarded with $15,000 in our 2 for 1 matching grant program. The Morgan Foundation grant fund were much appreciated. They were used to pay for house foundations built during the Home Builders Blitz during June 5-9, 2006.

SupportersAugust, 2006 -- "We have always been a passionate supporter of the work that Habitat performs. While we have served as Board members and provided other support, this year we wanted to make a big difference, so we decided to make a donation of $20,000 to aid in building a Habitat house", said Dwight Peck, owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Select Reality in Locust Grove, Va. Mr. Peck is a past President of the Ornage County Habitat Board of Directors.

Joan and Dwight Peck presentet the $20,000 check to Mike Hill (on left), OCHFH former President.


Spring 2006 Donors include:

84 Lumber of Culpeper

Lake of the Woods Church

AARP Chapter 5239-LG

Lake of the Woods Lioness

Adrianna S. Cowan-Waddy

Lenny Schafer

Albert & Mary Hartzel

Lisa & Jordan Medas

Bill & Mildred Nowers

Logos Class at OPC

Blondina Titchenell

Longwood Development

Borgny Roe Ostby

Margaret Jones

Breeden's Auto Repair, Inc.

Marilyn Allman

Cindy Reid

Martha B. Foote

Custom Printing

Mason Insurance Agency

Dwain & Diane Cox

Melissa Kahn-Murphy

Ed's Awards & Engraving

Mike & Jacqueline Hill

Food Lion

Nathan Tolbert

Frank & Angelene Turvey

Orange Presbyterian Church

Frederick & Joyce Hetrick

Paint & Paper

Frederick Wellman

Patricia Garnett

Henry Middlebrook

Robert Jenks


Second Bank & Trust

Janet & James Bloom

Virginia National Bank

John & Janet Moss

Wade Ferguson

John R. Henry

Wilderness Center Pharmacy

Joseph & Mary Shugrue

William & Eileen Foster

Landscaping Tatum Villa

Fall 2005 - Thanks to the Garden Clubs in Orange County for their work in landscaping the four homes in Tatum Villa. The LOW Garden Club, Orange Garden Club, Dolly Madison Garden Club and the Rapid Ann Garden Clubs have made the houses look like homes.


July 2004 -
Karen Baxle, Director of Human Resources, American Woodmark, Presents $5,00 to Habitat’s President John Henry for cabinets in the Tatum Villa.

July 23, 2004 - Brad Wilson, manager of the Culpeper 84 Lumber Store, presents John Henry with $4,362 to cover the cost of the drywall for the 4 houses in Tatum Villa

Many Helped Make the 2004 Blitz-Build Homes a Reality

Many local businesses serving Orange County made substantial contributions to the houses making homes for the four families possible. The most recent contributors include;

  1. 84 Lumber of Culpeper - a $4,363 grant to purchase needed building materials. This should cover the cost of most of the trim!
  2. Sedwick Building Supply of Orange – An extra discount on purchases worth over $4,000 on the four houses.
  3. American Woodmark Foundation – Funds to furnish the cabinets for all four houses. The American Woodmark plant in Orange will deliver them to the site.
  4. Orange County Board of Supervisors – waived all County permit fees.
  5. David Light Plumber - $800 discount on his bill. Dave also volunteers as a skilled carpenter and electrician.
  6. The WoodWorks youth held their Sunday worship service in the OPC. The over $800 collection was an additional contribution to the work of Rapidan Habitat for Humanity.

This does not include the untold number of volunteers who work on the houses and do other things keeping Rapidan Habitat for Humanity a functioning organization. One volunteer, Jill Winegar who was raised in the area, came all the way from Oregon to work a week on the BlitzBuild.

In addition:

  • The Lake of the Woods, Rapid Ann, Orange, and Dolly Madison Garden Clubs will design and supervise the landscaping.
  • Dow Chemical has donated the BlueBoard for the houses and the Styrofoam® Board insulation for the crawl space.
  • PermaTreat Termite and Pest Control has donated the termite new construction treatment.
  • Orange Paint Center has donated paint for two houses.
  • Gena Sedwick and Jack Samuels Realty donated the fees for the Tatum Villa land.
  • Holden Group of Realtors donated Real Estate fees..
  • Farmer Meadows donated to the Golf Tournament and the Dinner Dance.
  • Purvis Ford of Fredericksburg was a Tournament Sponsor of the Golf Tournament.
  • Nelms Champion Chevrolet was a New Car Hole-in-one Sponsor of the Golf Tournament.
  • St. Thomas Church in Orange, Orange Presbyterian Church and the Lake of the Woods Church have made major contributions.
  • Dozens of individuals and Organizations have donated to our effort.
  • Jimmy Kovie and Glen Tolbert both have agreed to install two foundations each and furnish the materials.
  • Whirlpool Corporation donates a stove and refrigerator for every house we build.
  • Lowes Home Improvement will donate half of the price of the 2600 blocks we need for the four foundations at Tatum Villa.

The Holden Realtors group at Lake-of-Woods presents a gift of over $8,000 for the June Blitz-Build program. From Left to Right: Pup Holden, John Henry accepting check for Rapidan Habitat for Humanity from Janet Holden, and Tom roach. Seated Diana Sellmen and Dathy McCarthy.

Paint ‘N’ Paper in Orange donated the paint for a recent Habitat house. Shown here are Rick Langford, Bud Dominick, and Ruth Langford with their 4 pails of donated paint.Bud is on Rapidan Habitat’s Building Committee. You can talk to him about being part of the building crew for our next house.

Contributing material and supplies for the Martin house completed early in 2004 were:

  • Timbersmiths - labor and equipment;
  • L&D Plumbing, Noland’s Supply, & Ferguson’s Plumbing - plumbing fixtures;
  • Alan Tolbert- electrical work;
  • Rappahannock Locksmiths - locks;
  • Woodberry Forest School - crews of hardworking boys;
  • LOW Garden Club - landscaping;
  • Orange Paint Center - paint;
  • Jefferson Homebuilders - donated the land;
  • Whirlpool Corp. - range and refrigerator.
  • Dick & John Nunley of Better Living - windows;
  • Earl’s Glass - window screens;
  • White’s Masonry - foundation construction; and
  • plants for the landscaping - Grelen Nursery, Farmer Meadows, Battlefield Farms, & Ebenezer HeightsGreenhouses.


In the summer 2003 the following firms providing landscaping materials for the newly dedicated Fletcher home.

  • Grelen Nursery of Orange - azaleas, abelias and barberry and Crepe Myrtle.
  • Rapidan's Battlefield Farms - plantings including mums, daylilies and pansies.
  • Ebernesa Heights Nursery in Culpeper - shasta daisies, corabells and cone flowers.
  • Meadows Farms Nursery of Culpeper - mulch, planting mix and flower bed edging.