The Voice Radio Network Raises $78,500 in 5 Hours
A catastrophic eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano affected over 1.7 million people. On June 3, more than 100 people were killed and 13,000 were displaced from their homes. When Kevin Andrade of The Voice Radio Network heard the news, his four radio stations held an on-air fundraiser that garnered donations totaling $78,500 in five hours. Thousands of people gave generously.
Left: Kevin Andrade, The Voice Radio Network, Right: Kevin Gilmore
Knowing Sussex County Habitat's tithing relationship with Habitat Guatemala, Mr. Andrade wanted to partner with Habitat. Sussex County Habitat has been tithing, or sending a portion of the organization's undesignated funds, to Habitat Guatemala since 1995. We committed to this partnership because Sussex County Habitat serves a large Guatemalan population right here in Sussex County.
By donating the money through the Habitat tithe program, 100% of the funds raised by the radiothon went directly to the Guatemala people. Habitat Guatemala also matched the $78,500, which will enable them to build 16 homes. The houses are on track to be completed in February and March.
Kevin Andrade with Habitat Guatemala staff.
Mr. Andrade visited Habitat Guatemala in August where he met the families that will be helped by the generosity of Sussex County Latino community. He is very happy with this partnership and hopes to continue it in the future.
Sussex County Habitat Staff and Board Members Build Day
On November 29, Habitat for Humanity staff and board members were in Seaford laying flooring and painting trim. 

Everyone was excited to learn new skills and work together, and to get out on the build site!
Meet Our Newest Partner Families 
Sussex County Habitat recently held two signing ceremonies at our Georgetown office in Georgetown. During a signing ceremony, we outline expectations for the relationship between our affiliate and the new partner family. Executive Director, Kevin Gilmore, introduces the staff to the new partner families and encourages ongoing communication throughout the program. We celebrate this important first step in the process because we understand what it means for these families as they start the path to home ownership.

Please help us welcome the White Family and the Williams Family into the Habitat family!
The White Family

The Williams Family

To apply for the Habitat Homeownership Program visit our website.

Don't Miss Out!
ReStore Re-do
On November 10, the Parker Group held a ReStore Re-do at our ReStore in Lewes.  Four teams competed to create the best up-cycled piece.  Each team had a $50 budget, and could create anything they wanted.

All four finished pieces were auctioned off at a Wine and Dine event at the Milton Theater, and the proceeds were donated to Sussex County Habitat.  The ReStore Re-do raised $576!  Check out the amazing and original pieces:

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Volunteer Voices
Del-Tech DaVinci Club
On Friday, November 16, students from Delaware Technical Community College's DaVinci Club volunteered at our build site in Ellendale.  They did a great job, and helped us get our newest build started by framing!
University of Delaware Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
On two Saturdays in November, the 10th and the 17th, the University of Delaware Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity volunteered with Sussex County Habitat.  They worked hard at two sites! They did finishing work in Seaford and helped frame in Ellendale.  The fraternity has volunteered with Sussex County Habitat before, and we look forward to seeing them again soon!
Construction Update
204 Oak Street.
Installing carpet, nearing completion

122 Conwell Street.
Installing flooring and painting
106 Conwell Street
Hanging drywall

506 Jenny Street
Putting up roof trusses
  Questions? Ready to Volunteer? 
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or call 302-855-1153 x211

  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 .
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