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Sussex County Habitat for Humanity seeks a Full-time Manager of Finance & Administration. Responsible for financial and administrative operations - including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, human resources, facilities and administration. For a full position description, Click here. To apply, please send an interest letter and resume to email@example.com .
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“Fired Up and Ready to Serve!” was the battle cry of 19 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members as they were sworn in at Legislative Hall in Dover on October 18th. In all, more than 100 AmeriCorps members will serve throughout Delaware, living in poverty as those they serve, and “getting things done for America.” Leading the battle cry was the keynote speaker, Habitat for Humanity’s first volunteer , Clive Rainey. Rainey encouraged each member of the 2013 Delaware AmeriCorps class to deploy their weapons against poverty: their hammers, their computers, their mentoring talents, and most of all their hearts.
Thirteen members of the Habitat for Humanity Delaware team will serve in Sussex County, building and repairing homes for economically challenged families, ensuring they have decent and affordable living conditions. They will serve as construction experts, leading other volunteers to serve in our community. They will serve as mentors, helping families on their journey toward homeownership. They will serve as volunteer coordinators ensuring volunteers receive the training they need to be productive volunteers, and they will serve in the ReStore, which keeps usable building materials out of the county landfills and repurposes them to be sold at great discounts to customers. All proceeds of sales at the ReStore go into building and repairing homes.
Members engaged in week-long training that ensures they will be ready to serve. Members receive leadership training, disaster assistance training, and training in their specific job tasks. Last year Sussex County AmeriCorps members operated evacuation shelters during Hurricane Sandy. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is the administrator of the nationally recognized Delaware Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps program. The recognition for leadership and innovation by America’s Service Commissions noted the excellence of the members and the contributions the program makes in the State of Delaware. More information about the award can be found at www.asc-online.org
Bob Patterson, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) loyal volunteer of 20 years, was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer for his community service on October 22 at Dover Downs. Bob was one of twenty-six individuals, groups, and corporate groups honored at the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Oct. 22 at Dover Downs.
During the past 20 years, Bob Patterson served not only as a hands-on construction volunteer but also on the Board of Directors of SCHFH, as a construction lead, and as a member of the construction management team. Bob has been a House Lead on many homes. Being a house lead entails managing the building of a Habitat home from the ground up, ensuring everything from the foundation through the roof, from the windows and porch, to painting and cleaning is finished properly and looks terrific for the family at settlement. Homes completed with his work and under his leadership were built in Laurel, Concord Village, Seaford, Lincoln, Milton, Dagsboro and many other towns in Sussex County.
In the last 5 years alone, Bob served over 2500 hours with SCHFH. That’s 500 hours per year! His impact on the families he served with those hours is tremendous. From home building, to home repair, Bob exemplifies Habitat’s mission by putting God’s love into action to build homes, communities and hope. This year Bob became the leader and champion of the Habitat Repairs program, a program that helps homeowners who live in owner-occupied poverty homes with much needed repairs and renovations. The program is fairly new to SCHFH, and Bob brought much needed coordination and standardization to the repairs that needed to be done. To say he was a “knight in shining armor” is not an exaggeration. He led youth, adults, and seniors on projects to provide ramps for disabled homeowners, to replace roofs damaged by storms, and to rebuild porches that had become safety hazards to homeowners. His leadership allowed SCHFH to expand the program and complete 22 projects in the last year alone.
Bob takes an interest in assuring the projects he tackles are done with excellence for the families under the repairs program, as well. On a recent project, the homeowner needed a new front door. But mobile home doors are not a standard size so Bob had to totally rebuild the door and frame. This was done willingly to assure the homeowner had a secure door to keep out the elements. Bob also spreads his Habitat for Humanity talents beyond Sussex County. He participated in Habitat Jimmy Carter Work Projects in Alabama and in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Bob was a driving force in promoting the first Sussex County Habitat trip to San Marcos, Guatemala and has built homes there, too. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope.
As part of the Healthier Sussex County Initiative, the 3 hospitals (Beebe, Nanticoke, Bayhealth) have teamed up with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to build 2 homes in Georgetown Point for 2 Habitat families who are employed in the Health Care industry. To show their strong support and set an example for others to follow, the CEO’s came out and worked a day together with representatives from each hospital. It was a day full of team building, hard work and even fun! In addition to volunteer build days, each hospital is hosting in September the Habitat ReStore truck for donations, conducting a “new tool” drive in October in their lobby’s and hosting local dine/donate nights in November in local restaurants. The goal is for all hospital employees to participate whether it is volunteering to build, donating a new tool or participating in a night out. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Seeking to Put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Since 1991, through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, the Georgetown affiliate has built 80 homes in Sussex County.
110 adults and 208 children now occupy these homes.
The philosophy is simple: Habitat provides a "Hand-up, not a Hand-out". Families are selected on the basis of the need for housing, ability to pay a not for profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Homeowner candidates invest sweat equity by helping to build their homes and the homes of others. Mortgage payments go into Habitat's "Fund for Humanity" and are used to build more houses with more families in the future.
Read Touched by Volunteerism
Click here to view Building Community: Partnering for Affordable Housing, a documentary produced by local filmmaker Mike Short. The film shows the need for affordable housing in Sussex County, Delaware, and illustrates what Habitat and others are doing to meet this need.
Collegiate ChallengeCollegiate Challenge provides students with an opportunity to volunteer with Habitat Affiliates across the country during a school break. [ ...more ]
Walt Jones Memorial Project 2013
Walt Jones Memorial Project Sets Habitat Record of almost $70,000! The series of fundraising events surrounding the Walt Jones Memorial Project this year garnered an overwhelming response in support from sponsors, donors, participants and interest! This past year, the leadership committee, focused on adding 2 new events (Winter Golf Clinic and Wine Tasting) and increasing the participation in the annual auction and golf outing! The best news to share is on Saturday, May 18th, Brandy Williams and her 2 sons moved into the Habitat House named after Walt Jones! The Schell Brothers were the Walt Jones Memorial Project's Overall Sponsoring, donating, $25,000 to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. [ ...more ]
Double Project Blessing July 10, 2013
Double Project Blessing July 10th "BUILDING A HEALTHIER SUSSEX COUNTY WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY" On Wednesday, July 10th at 9:00 A.M., Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) and the Chief Executive Officers from Beebe Medical Center, Bayhealth (Milford) and Nanticoke Health Services will break ground together at a special project blessing for 2 new homes on Linden Avenue in Georgetown Point. [ ...more ]
Partner Family Picnic 2013
Partner Family Picnic“Habitat Families Share a Picnic and learn about Family Safety”Sussex County Habitat for Humanity conducts a monthly class for their Partner Families who are currently enrolled in their program. [ ...more ]
Double Dedication in Seaford
“Habitat builds homes, communities and hope in Seaford!” June 19, 2013 (Seaford, Delaware) “For 22 years, Sussex County Habitat has been putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope,” Tom Protack, Community Engagement Director for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), explained as the Home Dedication Ceremony began for 2 new Habitat Families in the greater Seaford area along King Road. [ ...more ]
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Dogfish Head Benevolence Day
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and its brewpub were closed Monday as employees turned their talents to another craft by teaming up with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity to help build homes! See the rest of the article and the video HERE!. [ ...more ]
Discover Bank Donates to SCHFH
Seen in the pictures surrounding the check are AmeriCorps Members wearing their grays and in the center holding the check are Amy Walls and Vicki Monahan (Discover Bank) and Kevin Gilmore and Tom Protack Discover Bank recently donated $10,000 to help Sussex County Habitat for Humanity host AmeriCorps service members. [ ...more ]
M & T Bank Donates to SCHFH
L- R (Keith Atkins, Robert Bunting, Tom Protack of SCHFH, Mary Ann Leager, Faye West, Kirby Fitzgerald )As part of an ongoing partnership, M & T Bank recently donated $10,000 towards the Mission of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH): Seeking to put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. [ ...more ]
Kevin and Tom on 88.7The Bridge!
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Projects120 Linden Avenue - Georgetown
120 Linden Avenue will soon be the home for Kisha Jones and her family. [ ...more ]
502 Gilcrest Street - Milford
502 Gilcrest Street will be the future home for Abigail deLeon, Ofilia Velasquez and their four children: Leopoldo, age 5; Tito, age 3; Abigail, age 2; and Esteban, age 1. [ ...more ]
116 Linden Avenue - Georgetown
116 Linden Avenue will soon be the home for Antonia Velasquez and her family. [ ...more ]
Jewell Street - Seaford
Keyonda Weston is the proud parent of 3 children; Darrell, age 10, Kiarra, age 5 and Ro’Zae, age 1. [ ...more ]