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14 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3- MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 NEWS Cape Gazette RON MACARTHUR PHOTO JIM MARTII~I, who was broke and homeless two years ago, is now working to bet- ter the lives of the homeless in Sussex County. He is living at the one of the homes he helped to establish outside Lewes. Former homeless man now provides shelters for others By Ron MacArthur ronm@capegazette.com Jim Martin, who lives and works at a homeless shelter in Lewes, has come a long way over the past two years. In October 2008 he was homeless himself, living at the Casa San Francisco shelter in Milton, a move from his Pennsylvania home that has changed his life. Today, he is a cook at.the shel- ter and holds down two other part-time jobs while he advo- cates for the homeless. Because of his passion to help others, he has established 22 shelters in homes throughout Sussex County. "I really don't know how I'm getting it done," he said. "I'm a servant leader. It's not about me because I'm a tool for God." Two years ago, he would have never imagined winning a WBOC 2011 Jefferson Award, presented annually to-unsung heroes throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. People call him the most pas- sionate man they have ever-met. He has become an expert on housing issues and the homeless just by being involved. Just two years ago, Martin hit rock bottom. He was homeless and broke. Drug and alcohol ad- diction had stripped him of everything, including his job and family. The former seminary student Continued on page 16 Bath, Kitchen "c rile Center Let us transforn bathroom in: comfort and relaxatic allowing us to offer e~ L your outdated :o a luxurious hvihg space of : n. We carry top b rand names e best product value for ,ry budget. We are a full servic company offering one-stop shoppin for either new or remod led kitchens and bathroom which includes: Jountertop T'de ng Appliances- ! d, ing Fixtures' ,ionally installed, i Cabinets " Floori Plur all profes Visit 9ur showroom Monday- F iday 9am - 3:30 pm and see ouj eautiful kitchen and baml om displays FinanCing Available. 26836 Lewes/Georgetown Hwy., Harbeson, DE 19951 302.684.5691 www. facebook.com / bathkitchenandtile WE SPECIALIZE IN FLAG POLES & INSTALLATIONS Residentdal & Commercial * U.S. Flags * Historical Flags * State Flags * Indoor Flag Sets * Sussex CounW Flag * LEWES FLAG * Military Flags : Sports Flags R/W/B * Custom Flags Message Flags Christmas Sale Mention this ad & receive s7 500, OFF with purchase of any flagpole with installation. mhm Big or Small, We Install Them All... Fully Licensed ~ bmdm m~ I~lt | !~1 Pdu br 11 m. andlnsured peGazette for Ioc I news '-,~i~ . 302.854.9000 302.645.5571 Stop by & browse our showroom Open Mon - Fri 9-5 l