Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Celebrates First Anniversary


Kevin Gilmore, Executive Director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, announced that Habitat’s ReStore will celebrate its First Anniversary during the week of April 1st. On both Wednesday, April 1 and Saturday, Apr 4, ReStore will serve refreshments beginning at 1 p.m. In addition, to thank customers for a successful first year, surprise discounts will be offered plus there will be door prize drawings every hour on the hour beginning at 11 a.m. on both dates.

The unique thrift store located at 107 Depot Street in Georgetown offers donated new and “gently used” appliances, cabinets, doors, windows, lighting and bath fixtures, heating and air conditioning products, furniture and some building materials to assist in home renovations and repairs. ReStore’s hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore to help with funding for more Habitat homes. The profits go directly to Habitat’s mission of building simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with Sussex County families.

“Our ReStore business is up!” said Kevin Gilmore. “With many families having a particularly difficult time making ends meet, ReStore offers an affordable way to make needed home repairs and stay within a family budget. Contractors and landlords benefit from our merchandise as well. We are glad that we can help so many people this way”.

Jack Hilbeck has volunteered with ReStore since its beginning. When asked why he has stayed involved, he answered, “Every day at ReStore is interesting and offers a challenge. In the end, it is a great benefit to the community.”

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International and is a Christian-based organization. Since 1991, through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Sussex County Habitat has built 39 homes in Sussex County. Sixty-one adults and 109 children live in Habitat homes