The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $1,000 donation to Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, to assist in the organization’s home repair and home building programs.
Funds for the donation were part of the proceeds raised at the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club’s popular golf tournament to aid local and other Rotary charities.
The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity organization builds or renovates eight to ten homes annually that are sold to deserving individuals or families. Homeowners also have a mentor to help them deal with home issues and monthly budgets. A new initiative for the organization is the Downtown Revitalization with Neighborhood Clean-ups. In addition to the home building program for which Habitat is best known, the Sussex County group also offers a home repair program. To date, there have been 106 new homes sold, 29 homes rehabbed and sold with 250 people served annually.
Gilmore pointed out that administrative costs are low, “87 cents per $1 goes straight into programs.” He also noted that “anyone making a donation to the Sussex County ReStore will receive a 15 percent coupon from Johnny Janosik.” The ReStore sells gently-used furniture, appliances, home decor, as well as reusable and surplus building materials. The ReStore accepts donated goods and all proceeds remain in Sussex County.
“We are very happy to be able to support the work of Habitat for Humanity with the proceeds of our annual golf tournament,” said Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club President Mike Hall. “The work they do is sorely needed in our community.”
The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays for breakfast at the Ocean Grill II, 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.