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.
Partner Progress
All 3 Families at the Blessing
In an icy cold winter drizzle, three partner families happily gathered to bless the sites of their new Habitat homes in
Auntonette and Pastor R.C.
 Milton.   When their homes are completed later this year, Auntonette, Celia, Steve, and April will begin homeownership as neighbors.
We are grateful to Pastor R.C. Jeffcoat of the Tabernacle of Praise International Ministries in Seaford for leading the blessings with passages from the Book of Deuteronomy, ceremonially marking the homes ' sites with drops of oil, 
and prayer.  These families will soon join volunteers in the
De'Andria and her children
 construction of their homes.
Also, Sussex Habitat is happy to welcome
  De'Andria  and her three children as a new partner family.  Dee signed the contract surrounded by her children and members of the Sussex Habitat  staff.  Their applause at the conclusion of the signing joyfully
 highlighted the beginning of Dee's new journey to  homeownership. 
Dee and Kevin Signing
As with all of our partner families, Dee will participate in the pre and post-homeownership classes that include financial counseling and she will fulfill 200 hours of sweat equity building her home and those of other partner families.  We enthusiastically welcome Dee and her children to our Habitat family.
Volunteer Voices
Middlebury College Students
Nine students from Vermont's
Middlebury College composed the third group to accept the 2017 Sussex Habitat Collegiate Challenge which will bring 21 student teams to Sussex County this winter and spring.  Middlebury College, known for attracting students from around the world, didn't disappoint.  These focused and energetic volunteers, who worked on a new Habitat home in Delmar, hailed from Georgia, California, Texas, Illinois, Vermont, Jamaica, and China. 
"We started this week with little or no construction experience," reported Emily Romero Rodriquez from California.  "But with Habitat leadership, we built a handicapped access deck!  Then, we stood and jumped on it when we finished."
The Middlebury College students stayed at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Laurel that generously hosts the Collegiate Challenge groups each year. That meant they sampled Mrs. Cheryl Martin's Wednesday night dinner which has become a well-known tradition among college groups who travel to Sussex County to volunteer on construction sites.
UDCEOE Students
As other groups often do, the Middlebury students scheduled a half day of construction giving them time to tour the area, visit the beach, and stop by Sussex Habitat's offices in Georgetown.  Senior Kaeng Takahashi from Vermont said, "We wanted to see the other side of the operation and understand more about who we were building for."  Construction Manager Jeff Niethammer gave them a personal tour, introduced each member of the Habitat staff, and explained their responsibilities.
The 2017 Collegiate Challenge also attracted a volunteer team of graduate students from the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for a one-day build experience in Ellendale.  Based at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, these graduate students wanted to give back in a special way to the region in which they are studying. Working on a new Habitat home, the students installed exterior siding.  The University of Delaware volunteers were joined on the Ellendale construction site by volunteers from the Midway Assembly of God.  Working on neighboring homes, the two groups engaged in a friendly competition to see who could hang more siding.  The winners were future Habitat homeowners.
We thank Middlebury College, University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, and Midway Assembly of God for sending such wonderful volunteers.
Two UDCEOE Students
SCHFH Partner Steve with Middlebury Student Jill
The Repair Report
Ceiling Before
Wall Before
The Home Repair Program recently completed ceiling, wall, and deck repairs for a homeowner in Laurel. Habitat staff and AmeriCorps worked together on minor repairs throughout the home, in order to ensure the homeowner could keep her homeowners insurance. 
Wall After

Our partnership with 
Ceiling After
this homeowner won't stop here, as she is signed up to be a part of the first Rock the Block event in Laurel on March 11th
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

617 South Lee Ave.
Drywall, Electrical, HVAC, finish Soffit and 

619 South Lee Ave.
Drywall, Electrical, finish Soffit and Fascia

622 South Lee Ave.
Soffit and Fascia, Plumbing, Electrical 


9614 Light Lane
Painting, Interior Doors and Trim, Finish Ramp and Siding 

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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