Auction Night and Golf Outing
Thanks again Dogfish Head, for your day of volunteerism! For the full article, click, HERE!
Discover Bank recently donated $10,000 to help Sussex County Habitat for Humanity host AmeriCorps service members. During the past 6 months (October –March) , AmeriCorps service members were vital to Sussex County Habitat’s ability to serve 9 families through home ownership and 13 families through home repair services by mobilizing over 1,000 volunteers who served more than 25,000 hours. AmeriCorps members sign a year-long contract to serve. In return they receive a living allowance allowing them to “live in poverty as those they serve,” obtain an education award, and the excitement and satisfaction of “getting things done” for America. Applications are being accepted for summer-only and year-long positions that will begin in October. Be an agent for change! Be an AmeriCorps! Contact Nancy Greene at SCHFH for more information 302-855-1153, extension 205
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with 2 local Milford companies, Brendon T. Warfel Construction and Burris Logistics, to build a Habitat home in Milford. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. SCHFH has been serving Sussex County for 22 years and is excited about this new project in Milford. Interested applicants should meet three criteria: a need for affordable housing, a willingness to partner with Habitat (each adult must contribute 250 hours of volunteer labor, participate in family classes, etc), and an ability to pay (30 year not for profit mortgage). Habitat provides a hand-up, not a hand-out, for qualifying applicants. The successful applicant must have an income comparable with a not for profit mortgage payment (approx. $500/month) and no overwhelming debt. To request more information or have an application mailed out, please call Margaret Reyes, Family Services Manager for SCHFH, at 302-855-1153, extension 204.
As part of an ongoing partnership, M & T Bank recently donated $10,000 towards the Mission of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH): Seeking to put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Tom Protack, Community Engagement Director SCHFH, received the check from M & T representatives on behalf of all the partner families who will be helped.
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Our Global Village Team has recently come back from their trip! From February 9-17th, our team helped build for a woman named Filomena and her family in the village of Argueta.
The team helped bend rebar, carry cinder block, cut wire, sift sand, make concrete, helped with finishing work, and even layed block with the masons! It was a life changing experience for everyone who participated and we can't wait to see Filomena's house finished in the coming weeks!
The group on the last day! Great job team!
Seeking to Put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Since 1991, through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, the Georgetown affiliate has built 75 homes in Sussex County. 108 adults and 204 children now occupy these homes.
The philosophy is simple: Habitat provides a "Hand-up, not a Hand-out". Families are selected on the basis of the need for housing, ability to pay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Homeowner candidates invest sweat equity by helping to build their homes and the homes of others. Mortgage payments go into Habitat’s "Fund for Humanity" and are used to build more houses with more families in the future.
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Click here to view Building Community: Partnering for Affordable Housing, a documentary produced by local filmmaker Mike Short. The film shows the need for affordable housing in Sussex County, Delaware, and illustrates what Habitat and others are doing to meet this need.
NewsDogfish Head Benevolence Day
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and its brewpub were closed Monday as employees turned their talents to another craft by teaming up with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to help build homes! See the rest of the article and the video HERE!. [ ...more ]
Kevin and Tom on 88.7The Bridge!
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Projects105 Wingate Drive
Mari Ellyn Hellard is a disabled US Air Force Veteran and a single mother of two boys, Joseph and Joshua. [ ...more ]
102 Wingate Drive
Brandy Williams comes from a family of Habitat partners! Her sister, Tameika is a homeowner and her sister, Darlene is soon to be a homeowner as well. [ ...more ]
122 Linden Avenue
Myriam Gonzales lives in Georgetown with her seven year old son, Gianlucca. [ ...more ]
Read a letter from a new homeowner's 11-year-old son.
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