Truitt Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 4 at the Rehoboth Golf Park for a senior lifestyle living community. The Farm at Truitt Homestead will be a 90-unit single-family home development with future plans for an assisted living facility.

Ocean Atlantic/Schell Brothers said there is strong demand for a development that will offer amenities to assist maturing adults to live independently, and they are confident they will be able to fulfill that demand with The Farm at Truitt Homestead.

Roger Truitt, long time landowner, recently stated, “The Truitt family has owned the 23.5 acre Truitt Farm for more than a century. Three generations of Truitts have owned this property and, in keeping with my late father’s wishes, we recently partnered with Schell to preserve the Truitt name and legacy.” Truitt went on to say, “My brother Jim and I are the third generation of Truitts to own this property. In keeping with my late father’s wish, we have entered into a long-term lease with Ocean Atlantic and Schell Brothers.”
Proceeds will benefit Homes of Hope, a 501c3 locally based nonprofit with a mission to provide adequate, sustainable housing to families in impoverished areas of the world. Their goal is to convert old sea shipping containers into two-bedroom- sustainable housing units complete with a kitchen, living space, bath, solar powered lighting and garden roof. For each $15,000 raised, a container can be transformed into a home and help a family break the chain of poverty. In 2016, the Run Happy 5K raised $2,050 for Homes of Hope. This money was used to help offset the shipping cost for the finished container home that was built locally by many volunteers before being sent off to the Dominican Republic. More volunteers awaited its arrival to deliver the home to a very happy family. 

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