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Thanks to our Garnet House Community Partners

Our first home is the result an extraordinary effort by hundreds of generous people. Neighbors, friends and local organizations joined together in typical Kent County fashion to help deliver an affordable house to a working family of not much more than minimum wage earners.  Local organizations partnered with us and provided pro-bono services to complete the Garnet House. More than 30 individuals volunteered over 800 hours of their time to paint walls and doors, build porches, hang drywall, excavate walkways, install appliances, and do countless other tasks.  Over 90 individuals and organizations contributed more than $100,000 to help with construction costs and to  ensure the mortgage was affordable. 

Our Partner Organizations

Our Pro Donor Service Providers

ShoreRivers has donated a river-friendly yard tailored to the location which Darren Tilghman

Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River cordinated donated furnishings for the family moving in. 

United Way provides financial support for housing and applicants

Amanda Wallace and BB&T Bank provide applicant financial education and support.

Rebuilding Together helped build the front porch

Genie Wootton and Raisin, Wootton, and Hurd Law Firm

Rosin Creek Collaborative, Jay Yerkes,  siding install

Chestertown Builders, Alden Yeatman, siding install

Energy Services Group, attic insulation and airseal

Green Guru, Energy Star testing

Michael Scott Surveying

Greg Smith with Smith Law Firm

Bill Noll and Zane Carter with SCORE


Our Volunteers

Our Donors

300 + hours
Ed Minch

100+ hours
Bob Ingersoll

50+ hours
Zane Carter

25+ hours
Peter Sweetser
Randy Wilgosz
Tom Lentell
John Wagner
Bill Ghio
Faith Wilson
John Hanley

10+ hours
Clint Schraeder 
Faith Wilson
Diane Russell

1+ hours
Tom Fulton
Jonathon Chace 
Jeff Coomer
Pam Vogel
Amy Sine
David Sine
Peter Sine
Tom Eager
Ed Birkmire
Mary Ersts
John Sjostrom
Gail Quist
Zach Schmitt
Jim Trumbauer
Carol Ross
Ted Lazo
David Biehler
Mike Heffron
Terry Goldzier
Eddie Crucher
Justin Wilgosz
John Walker
Maceo Clark 


Ed Hatcher and Angie Cannon Foundation

$10,000 – $19,999

United Way of Kent County

$5000 – $9999

Lani and Dan Seikaly
Ronnie Edelman

$1000 – $4999

Emanuel Episcopal Church
Bramble Foundation
David Biehler
Ed and Shelley Minch
Macintosh Family Fund
Rotary Club
Rich and Laura Hall
Jonathan and Laura Chace
Vida Morley
Patricia and Vic Pfeiffer
Flax Hermes
Marilee Taussig
Chris Havemeyer
Rob Busler
Kathy Appel
Richard Goodall
Bill and Joanne Ghio
Eric and Jean Knox
Mickey and Margie Elsberg
Ed and Diane Blake

$500 – $999

Doug Ashley Real Estate
Rod and Nancy Johnson
People’s Bank
Steve and Holly Narowanskie
Pam and Bob Ortiz
Zane and Nancy Carter

$100 – $499

Johnson Fortenbaugh
Carol and Michael Droge
Nancy Holland
Kate Brodie
Network for Good Inc.
Rev. Darcy Williams
Charles Lerner
Philip Dutton
Muriel Cole
Bill and Barbara Flook
Roger Fajman
Susan Soler
Mary Jo and Champe McCulloch
Sally and Peter Sweetser
Ann VanSant
Carla Massoni
Barbara Vann
Jim and Penny Block
Betty Spence
Paul and Pat McDonald
Marcy and John Ramsey
John Wagner
Darius Johnson
Maureen Karns
Joan Strand
Jeff and Kathy Weber
Paul Heckles
Carole Edwards
Barbie Bedell
Sue Dick
Democratic Club of Kent County
Hanson Robbins
Melinda Carl
Carolyn Brooks
Barbara Jorgenson
Megan McNeil
Kathleen Jones

$10 – $99

Meghan Effland
Maria Wood
Blue Canary Letterpress
Cindy Stafford
Gerald and Mary Ann McDonald
Elizabeth Rice
Carolyne and Jeff Grotsky
Marti and Charlie Hawkins
Ann Murray
Liz Clark
Marianne Sade
Kathy and Mike Heffron
Colleen Sundstrom
Wayne Rickert
Nivek Johnson
Chantelle Thomas
Fredy Granillo
Dora Best
Erica Miller
Sandy Bjork