LEWES RESTORE GRAND OPENING SPONSOR  OPPORTUNITIES

Please make check payable to:
 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 759, Georgetown, DE 19947

 Please send your  logo to AR@sussexcountyhabitat.org.


For further information, contact Development Director Jay Gundy at  jay@sussexcountyhabitat.org  or  302.855.1153, ext. 210.
LEWES RESTORE SOFT OPENING A SUCCESS
Shoppers and Volunteers

After much anticipation by staff, volunteers, and patrons the Lewes ReStore doors were opened Saturday, January 28th.  

Between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm more than 750 people stopped in to check out the new location. Shoppers lined up 45 minutes in advance of the 8:00 am opening. To help with the flow of traffic, AmeriCorps members managed parking.

Merchandise flew off the showroom floor, as shoppers took advantage of the deals. Volunteers helped restock merchandise from 3 large shipping containers on the property.

The official Grand-Opening of the new Lewes location will take place March 4th. 
   
ReStore Manager Mark Quigley and Customer
A couple browses the new store
HABITAT ON THE HILL 2017
Over 280 representatives from Habitat affiliates in all 50 states convened in Washington D.C. from January 31 through February 2   to stress to Congress the importance of making the United States a country  where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live.  
Kevin Gilmore, Sen. Carper, and Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith and Kevin Gilmore
Representing Delaware Habitats were Executive Directors, Kevin Gilmore of Sussex County and Kevin Smith of New Castle County. During the conference they met with Senator Carper, Senator Coons, and Representative Blunt-Rochester of Delaware.

This year Habitat on the Hill focused on ensuring that tax reform does not undermine access to adequate, affordable housing, and prioritizing funding for housing and community development. 
 
Volunteer Voices
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENTS VOLUNTEER
University of Delaware Students
The students from the University of Delaware Community Engagement Team volunteered on a Sussex County Habitat for Humanity build site in Ellendale.

 The UDCET is an inter-Faith organization, whose members work alongside one another helping to enrich communities in Delaware and across the world.

UDCET members will again serve with SCHFH during the last week of March as part of the Alternative Break program. The program encourages UDCET students and other UD students to spend their spring break volunteering. We look forward to hosting these students. 

FIRST WOMEN BUILD EVENT OF 2017 RECAP
Women Build group
Women Build events are designed to empower women while offering opportunities for growth. With that in mind, 12 Women Build volunteers came together on February 4th in Ellendale.

The day started with a how-to-clinic led by construction regular Terry High, Site-Supervisor Shannon Bull and AmeriCorps members Brittni Sullivan and Matt Gabel. Participants learned how to install vinyl plank flooring and siding. The afternoon was spent putting their newly acquired skills to use at one of the Habitat home sites in Ingram Village. 
Jennifer Costello installing siding.
SCHFH Partner Celia
Terry High demonstrating 
SCHFH BOARD MEMBER LEADS AMERICORPS IN TRAINING
Planes outside of the museum
On January 24th, AmeriCorps serving with all three Delaware chapters of Habitat for Humanity were invited to attend a training and tour the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover.

The training was part of the Lead Your Way program, taught by SCHFH board member,  Mike Nally. Each month members of AmeriCorps participate in training with a focus on leadership skills. 

The Repair Report
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is holding an event in your Community!


Local Volunteers will partner with homeowners to provide free home improvement services including landscaping, trash removal, power washing, and more, to be followed by a community celebration. 

Are you a resident living in Laurel or Seaford? Do you want to know more? 
Contact the Repair Program Coordinator,
Audrey Miller, at 302-855-1153 x207 or email Audrey@sussexcountyhabitat.org

If you are a homeowner in the areas of Seaford, Laurel, or Southeast Sussex County and would like to see if you qualify for our major or minor repairs programs, please call the Repair Program Coordinator,
Audrey Miller, at 302-855-1153 x207 or click below for more information or an application. We'd love to partner with you too!

Framing Fragments- Updates on Current Builds
Ellendale

617 South Lee Ave.
Siding, Soffit and Fascia, Porch Railing

619 South Lee Ave.
Siding, Soffit and Fascia, Porch Railing

622 South Lee Ave.
Windows, Soffit and Fascia, Hurricane Straps

Delmar

9614 Light Lane
Continue Ramp, Vinyl Siding,  Painting
Inspiration 




To volunteer with Sussex County Habitat 
call 302-855-1153 x208 or 

  We welcome all  - individuals and groups - to build with us at anytime: This is what our founder, Millard Fuller , called the Theology of the Hammer .

  Questions? Ready to Volunteer?   E-mail us at
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