Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is offering several avenues for citizens to help the environment, themselves and their neighbors. Among the ideas was to offer pick-up service for citizens who wish to donate gently used cabinets, appliances, furniture and building materials to Habitat’s ReStore.
“This concept benefits everyone concerned”, said Denise Jackson, ReStore manager. “It keeps huge items out of the landfill, the donor may get a tax deduction, the people purchasing the second-hand items at a reduced price are happy, and the money raised from ReStore helps to fund a Habitat home for a family in need”.
ReStore sells donated new and gently used appliances, cabinets, furniture, doors and windows, 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.
Another program offered by Habitat for Humanity is “Cars for Homes” which is a vehicle donation program that helps fund homes. It is possible to donate your car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, or construction vehicle by calling 877-277-4344 or by going on-line to www.carsforhomes.org. Again, a tax deduction is likely but you should check with your tax advisor or the IRS.
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.