Habitat For Humanity shifting work indoors as temperatures drop

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. – As the days get colder, Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County says they’re focusing on making sure affordable housing is ready for move-in.

“As the winter months start to approach, we certainly heighten our awareness about the need for safe, decent, dry, and warm housing. So, with our work with volunteers, Habitat seeks to have houses that are enclosed, come the winter months, so that we can still work with volunteers throughout the year,” said Executive Director Kevin Gilmore.

Gilmore says another thing that ramps up in the holiday season is fielding donations. He says peoples’ giving spirit is already bumping up the organization’s stock for their ReStore shop.

“We do see a little bit of increase, especially now before the holidays, of people coming out and doing some shopping. With the new year, we see an increase in donations of goods coming in as people are going through their things and thinking about what they need,” said Gilmore.

Other things to look forward to at Habitat For Humanity this holiday season are some special community events they’re doing. They’re hosting a Treats With Santa event at the Lewes ReStore on the afternoon of December 10th. Habitat For Humanity is also having a snack drive to benefit Pathways For Success, a local nonprofit.

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