Delaware Habitat for Humanity ReStores Collaborate to Create Refrigerator Replacement Program


(Lewes, DE – October 1, 2020) – All three Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates and their ReStores have joined forces—and they are looking to make a big difference in energy consumption. Thanks to a $500,000 empowerment grant from Energize Delaware, 450 Delmarva Power households in the state will receive a brand-new, ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator for just $50, and the affiliate in their county will even take away the old appliance to be recycled.

Refrigerators are typically the largest energy drain in a residential household, consuming about 1/6 of the total amount each month. This statewide collaboration will result in a savings of approximately 432,875 kWh over the 18-month grant period, while delivering an average yearly savings of $127 for qualified Delmarva customers.

Applications open October 1, 2020.

To qualify, homeowners or renters must:

  • Earn no more than 60% of the state’s median income;
  • Be a Delmarva residential electric customer;
  • Have a refrigerator manufactured before December 2013;
  • and agree to have your old unit removed by Habitat staff upon delivery of the new one.

For more information and to download the application, email

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Sussex County

P.O. Box 759

Georgetown, DE 19947


Habitat for Humanity ReStore

New Castle County

3312 Seminole Ave

Wilmington, DE 19808


Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Central Delaware (Kent County)

2311 S. DuPont Highway

Dover, DE 19901


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About Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. For more information or to donate, visit