Two streets, Scheidel Court and Scheidel Way, have been named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Scheidel in recognition of their long-time support, both financial and personal, of two Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Jacksonville area. Among the myriad ways in which the Scheidels participated in these local Habitat affiliates was Herbert’s position on the Board of Trustees at Beaches Habitat, and the Foundation’s role in funding the position of the first Executive Director at Habitat St. John’s County. Both of these acts led to a significant increase in the number of houses the affiliates built. The Scheidels have also made a substantial commitment in the education of the families in both affiliates.
In 2004, the Beaches Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony at Scheidel Court, a residential development in Atlantic Beach that features nine duplexes housing 18 families. The Foundation sponsored one of these duplexes.
In 2009, the St. John’s Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held the unveiling of Scheidel Way, which will house 12 of the 34-homes in the Crawford Park development in St. Augustine. Scheidel Way was named in memory of Hebert Scheidel, one of Habitat’s most generous benefactors. Since that time, the Scheidel Foundation has supported the construction of four homes and the purchase of six parcels of land along Scheidel Way.
As a direct result of their involvement with Beaches Habitat and Habitat St. Johns, Mr. and Mrs. Scheidel created the Scheidel Scholarship, which supports Habitat homeowners and their children in their pursuit of a college degree or a vocational certificate. In conjunction with the Scheidel Scholarship, the Prep Club program was formed.