With the assistance of Senator Tom Carper, Senator Joe Booth, Ruth Briggs-King, Ted Kaufman and Mike Castle's representants, Jack Tarburton (State Director, USDA Rural Development), staff and volunteers of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, local elected officials, USDA representatives and NCALL Research was held this big event for Georgetown.
Senator Tom Carper was pleased that the Federal Government could be a partner in this great cause by providing a low-interest loan anda a grant, so that habitat could have the office space needed to support the positive impact that they have on the health of our rural economy. "We all want to find a way to provide affordable housing to our citizens". "I am glad the federal government could provide an affordable office for the staff and volunteers of Habitat. We are blessed to have an organization in Sussex County that is dedicated to delivering vital services that are helping those less fortunate -famiies have found new hope in the form of affordable housing."
Habitat's new office is at 206 Academy Street in Georgetown. The new office has 3,500 square foot.
"This is a great program that demonstrates how the US Government, throug USDA Rural Development, can partner with communities, non-profit organizations, fait-based groups, or local governments to do what is important and essential to their rural residents" said Jack tarburton, USDA Rural Development State Director."During these difficult times, when unemployment is high, I cannot think of a better organization that can help make a positive impact on the health of our rural economy.Lives have been changed because of the great work that they do --- providing many families a start in the right direction."
"We are so grateful to the USDA, NCALL Research and other dedicated funders for making it possible for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to have a home of our own" said kevin gilmore, Executive Director Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. "The savings that we realize from owning our building will help in funding simple, decent, and affordable homes for partner families in the future."