Thank You Scott Lanham
As with most nonprofit boards,


Scott Lanham
Outgoing Board President
limits allow for new ideas and new leadership to develop and guide the organization to new places.  Scott Lanham has served incredibly well during his two three-year terms on our Board of Directors. During his second term he led our affiliate as president, and it was a privilege to work directly with him in this role. His solid, steady, faithful, intentional and compassionate leadership did so much to advance Habitat's ministry here in Sussex County. Prior to serving as President, Scott served at Vice President.  He and his company, Accessible Home Builders, also sponsored two Habitat homes and led many others to support this ministry which he so passionately promotes.  I am grateful that Scott plans to continue to stay involved with Habitat on some of our committees, and I trust that God will continue to use him in such incredible ways. - Kevin Gilmore, Executive Director 
Kathy Goodman Assumes Board Presidency
Kathy Goodman

Incoming Board President
No stranger to the mission of Habitat, Kathy Goodman starts her new role as President of our Board of Directors.  Kathy, a local real estate agent with Remax by the Sea in Bethany Beach, has served on the board for several years, most recently as Vice President.  Her service with Habitat started with a post- Hurricane Katrina trip to the Gulf Coast and followed by the leading two consecutive Women Build projects here in Sussex County. In 2009 Kathy was awarded the Local and State level Good Neighbor Award  for her involvement with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.  I have served with Kathy for several years and look forward to working with her in this new role.  - Kevin Gilmore

Kathy says she looks forward to the journey ahead of her as SCHFH President. "As I have moved throughout the various involvements with Habitat I am very excited about this new adventure in leadership.  We have a very strong Board compiled of many different individuals with so much knowledge that I look forward to all of their input when making decisions for our affiliate.  I feel my role will be that of one who will "listen" and then "engage" when needed."

Our Fiscal Year 2017  Executive Committee of the Board is as follows:
Kathy Goodman, President
Mike Nally, Vice President
Lloyd Richter, Treasurer
David Pederson, Secretary
Repair Programs Updates
Rachel Freeman
Outgoing Repair Programs Coordinator
We bid farewell to Rachel Freeman as SCHFH's Repair Programs Coordinator, as she moves to NY to pursue other opportunities. Under Rachel's leadership, the Minor Repairs Program increased the number of families served annually. Rachel also implemented our Major Repairs Program which will continue to expand as well. Rachel oversaw the completion of 3 major and 21 minor repairs this past fiscal year.  We are deeply grateful for the leadership she has provided through the Repairs Program, and wish her well as she moves forward.

The Repairs Program supports Habitat's mission by helping to keep Sussex County homeowners in their homes, and includes both Major and Minor Repairs.  As of May 2016, the affiliate completed 111 repairs throughout the county. 

 A search is currently underway for a new Repair Programs Coordinator; see below for job posting. 
Career Opportunities
Applications are now being accepted for three full-time positions with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.  

Repair Program Coordinator in Sussex County, Delaware
Kevin Hands Marlin Her Keys!
Congratulations to the Herrera, Estime, and Bagwell families on becoming the newest Habitat homeowners in Sussex County! They signed the final paperwork and received their keys to their new homes. All three families
are moved in or in the process
of moving and settling into their new homes!

All of us at Sussex County Habitat wish you many years of happiness in your new homes!
Kevin Hands Lalita Her Keys!
Gubons and Magda 
Happily Receive Their Keys!

FREE Women Build Clinics
Last call to register for Lowe's 
FREE Women Build Clinics. Sign up now for Saturday, July 16th at 9 am at the Sussex County Habitat ReStore. 

To sign up to learn How to Prep for Painting or How to Repair a Toilet, please register below.
Spotlight On ... 
Doug Smith
Doug Smith of Arlington, VA recently returned to his native state along with his group from Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. The team spent the week building in Ellendale with Sussex County Habitat as part of their annual Summer Mission Project. This was Doug's 16th consecutive year participating in the project. 

 Doug grew up in Milford, DE with our executive director, Kevin Gilmore, whose father was the pastor at their church. Doug's parents, Roy and Mary Alice, still live in Sussex County, and they stopped by on Day 3 of the build to deliver 40 of Doug's favorite cupcakes to the entire group of volunteers and AmeriCorps members! Doug fondly remembers the special moment he shared with his parents, the volunteers, and AmeriCorps members. "As we ate, we shared hugs, stories and smiles. To me it almost felt like a bit of a celebration," he said.
Framing Fragments
Ingram Village, Ellendale
611 South Lee ... Drywall starting this week.  Front porch work continues. 
616 and 620 South Lee ... Siding will begin next week with large volunteer group.
623 Belle Ave ...Doors and trim installed this week.
1180 West 6th Street...Final touch-ups this week.
103 Greene Ave...Foundation to begin this week.
11 North Race Street ... Rehab to start back up next week with phase 2: Roof and attic walls. 
The Repair Report
If you are a homeowner in Sussex County and would like to see if you qualify for our major or minor repairs program, please call the Repair Team at 302-855-1153 x214 or visit:
ReStore Sneak Peaks
These and other light fixtures just arrived at ReStore this week. Come on in and check them out!

The ReStore also has 200 computer monitors for only $5 each! They are perfect for gaming, watching movies, or  your home office. Get them while they last!

Stop by the ReStore often to see what treasures you find!

Do you have usable items for donation to our ReStore? Do you have questions about what we accept or need a larger item picked up? If so, please call our donation line at 302-855-1156 x 200 or visit:

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