[Lewes, DE, August 11, 2021]
On Friday, August 6th, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) honored the amazing work done by their volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the ReStore in Lewes. More than one hundred volunteers were present as SCHFH celebrated 14,000 combined volunteer hours of work done at the administrative offices, construction sites and at the Lewes ReStore.
SCHFH relies on the help from volunteers not only to build homes but to also supplement the staffing at both the administrative office and the ReStore. Among other tasks, the office volunteers help with administrative responsibilities, translating and family empowerment coaching. Events volunteers help plan and facilitate special events and the Construction volunteers help build new homes and repair homes.
Thanks to ReStore volunteers, ReStore collected, cleaned and sold nearly $790,000 in products which generated $320,000 to help fund programs and build two new homes.
Kevin Gilmore, SCHFH Executive Director, was proud to report, “Even with the pandemic, our volunteers were able to build 10 homes, repair 79 homes and raise $1.6 million in cash and commitments for future projects. We could not have accomplished all that we did during the extraordinary year without the dedication of our volunteers. We’re very grateful for each and every one of them.”
For more information about how to become a volunteer or any of our SCHFH programs, or to donate money, please visit sussexcountyhabitat.org.
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.