On Friday, May 12th Sussex County Habitat and Poore's Propane will  present the 12th annual Walt Jones Golf outing at Midway Par 3 in Lewes. 
 Registration for teams and individuals is now available.  There are morning and afternoon rounds, each accommodating 100 golfers.  Registration includes golf, games, prizes, and lunch served by Bethany Blues of Lewes.  All proceeds support Sussex County Habitat construction, repair, and family empowerment programs.
Recruit a team; become a tee, hole, or prize sponsor; and, register today.

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Volunteer Voices

Well, not all roads lead to Sussex County.  But clearly many brought 142 students to the Sussex County from 11 mid-west, New England, and middle-Atlantic college towns.   Collegiate Challenge teams ranging from 6 to 40 young women and men traveled by bus, van, and car to give a week of their spring breaks to work on Sussex Habitat construction projects.  Students from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater logged the longest journey so far at 897 miles (one-way) with Husson University students coming in at a not-too-distant second place driving 723 miles from Bangor, Maine.  Upon arrival, they were energized and ready to get to work. 
Among these 11 college groups were students from Japan, China, Jamaica, South Africa, Ireland, Spain and more than 20 states.  That rich mixture of students, colleges, hometowns, and academic interests add much to the distinctive experience each student has working with our Sussex Habitat construction staff and AmeriCorps members.  Not surprising, it is great fun for all when several college teams gather together at St. Philip's Episcopal Church for the traditional Wednesday evening dinner prepared by Mrs. Cheryl. 
We will welcome 10 more Collegiate Challenge teams to Sussex Habitat construction sites this spring and look forward to working with them.  

View Photos from some of the groups that have served so far:

Assumption College- Worcester, Massachusetts 
Husson University- Bangor, Maine
Northeastern University- Boston, Massachusetts
Providence College- Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams University- Bristol, Rhode Island
Southern Connecticut State University- New Haven, Connecticut
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin

The Repair Report
On Saturday, March 11th, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity organized the first area Rock the Block in  Laurel, Delaware . Inspired by similar Habitat events nationally, the Laurel Rock the  Block was a neighborhood revitalization initiative where 60 local volunteers,  AmeriCorps Delaware  members, Habitat staff, and homeowners spruced up properties and repaired homes. By collaborating with engaged citizens, Sussex County Habitat expands on services typically offered to owner-occupied homes.   
Community Volunteers from the  Laurel Chamber of Commerce ,  Vital Church , the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation   and other local organizations worked on a range of tasks including landscaping, painting, trash pick-up, gutter cleaning, power washing, and more.  Laurel Coffee Shop   and  Laurel Grill   generously provided food for the volunteers with support from local business sponsors. Click Here to for Photos from the Event
SCHFH will host the next Rock the Block event in  Seaford, Delaware , on Saturday, April 8th. If you are interested in learning more about Rock the Block contact Audrey,, 302-855-1153 ext. 207

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!

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is Hiring!

Volunteer Programs Coordinator-  is charged with recruiting community volunteers to support SCHFH's programs and developing leadership for increased community impact. Click here for a full position description.

Site Supervisor-  is responsible for "hands-on" residential home construction at SCHFH construction sites. Role includes scheduling and leadership of Construction AmeriCorps, volunteers and partner family members, as well as project planning, site organization and safety, and property management. Click here for a full position description.

Framing Fragments- Updates on Current Builds

617 South Lee Ave.
Flooring, Plumbing

619 South Lee Ave.
Drywall, Siding, Porch

622 South Lee Ave.
Siding, Inspections


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


140 Hudson Alley (The House that Grace Built)
Trusses Set 


211 Oak (Rehab)
Remove Bathroom Floor, Cleanup Shed, Brush

To volunteer with Sussex County Habitat 
call Barbara Ward at 
302-855-1153 x211 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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