Sussex Co. community activist hopes to build micro-homes for homeless community

A community activist in Sussex county is hoping to help those who don't have a place to call home. 

Jim Martin, who has done extensive work helping recovering addicts and the homeless community, is now hoping to purchase a 5.5 acre property to build micro-home shelters. 

Not only will the homes give these people somewhere to stay, Martin says having a place to call home is vital for people in the recovery process. 

47 ABC spoke with Cloye Winchester, who is 2 months into her recovery, and she says micro-homes would be extremely beneficial. "My recovery is at jeopardy if I don't have a safe place to call my own, if I don't have a safe place to call my own. I'm lost, I feel lost no sense of direction or hope but if I have a home I'm getting a piece of hope back," Winchester says. 

Martin says they need $90,000 to make this idea a reality. To achieve that, they're hoping to get 900 community members to pledge $100 each. If you'd like to donate, you can contact Martin at 302-858-8556 or at his Facebook page here

If they're able to do that, then they'll have to get council approval. 

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