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Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s ReStore is proud to present Joe and Charlotte Esworthy, our Volunteers of the Month.  They became involved in volunteering through their oldest son, Habitat for Humanity board member Josh Esworthy.

Jim Martin is Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s ReStore Volunteer of the Month.  Martin volunteers two mornings a week.  His duties include processing new donations, merchandising, assisting customers, and using his carpentry skills to build display fixtures.

“We’re fortunate to have Jim as a part of our ReStore team.  He attended our Volunteer Recruitment night and has been with us ever since.  We look forward to the days Jim volunteers because he has such a great attitude and an even better sense of humor,” says Linda Myers, the Restore Volunteer Coordinator.

We are pleased to announce our 3rd open application round of 2019 starting July 1 through July 31 for the Critical Repairs program.  Please note we are unable to accept inquiries for our New Build Program during this round; we are only able to accept Critical Repairs applications at this time. 

Meet Bob Harrison, Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s ReStore Volunteer of the Month for June. Harrison volunteers three days a week answering the phone and running the register, making him the first interaction for many donors and customers contacting the ReStore.

Shirley and Gary German are the Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County ReStore Volunteers of the Month for May.  These active retirees have consistently shown they have a heart for volunteering, and have been using their spare time to help at the ReStore since shortly after the ReStore opened in August.

Franklin’s dedication to the ReStore is amazing, from helping with pickups to assisting customers, he is the muscle that keeps us moving forward. Franklin, 31, of Snow Hill, has loved helping others since he was a child, and says that volunteering at the ReStore is not only rewarding but also fun.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County offers both Home Ownership and Critical Repair programs. Critical repairs are for existing Worcester County homeowners who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so. HFHWC participates in the national Habitat exterior repair program. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues such as porch, stairs, siding and gutters.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County recently held its annual meeting, inducted new Executive Board leadership and said farewell to a long-serving board member. Matthew Manos who has served as Board of Directors President for the past 18 months, passed the torch of leadership to new President, Vicki Harmon. Mark Vastine, former Secretary, transitioned to Vice President. Chris Jett, continues on in the role of Treasurer.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving the needs of families within Worcester County, MD. HFHWC addresses the permanent housing needs of hardworking families through its Homebuyer Build Program for new homeowners, and Critical Repair Program for existing homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) is hosting an upcoming”mini build” fundraiser. HFHWC has joined forces with the Bay Club/Carl Freeman Companies and Piney Island Construction to bring this creative project to fruition. Volunteers from the affiliate and both sponsors will build the playhouse to raffle off just in time for the holidays. 

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County was awarded a $5,000 grant from Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America Corporation. The funding from this grant will go towards Habitat’s upcoming home build in Bishopville, this fall.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for its upcoming single-family home build in Bishopville, this fall.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will join its supporters and many eager shoppers on Thursday, August 30th to celebrate the grand opening of the first Habitat ReStore in Worcester County. The new ReStore is located at 9026 Worcester Highway in Berlin. A multi-chamber ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 11:30 am to noon. Doors open to the public immediately following the ribbon cutting, providing customers with the first opportunity to browse and shop the new Restore.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) recently held its annual meeting and inducted three new members to its Board of Directors. The new board members include: Dr. Mithila Jegathesan, Pediatrician, Chesapeake Pediatrics & Adolescent Associates, Matthew Record, Principal, Pocomoke Middle School, Dr. Jason Yonker, Ophthalmologist, Chesapeake Eye Center. (Also shown in picture is Matthew Manos, Board President).

We are seeking a Donations Ambassador for our ReStore. The Donations Ambassador reports to the ReStore Manager and is responsible for picking up donations from residences and businesses in Worcester County and the surrounding areas, assisting customers/donors in loading and unloading merchandise, assisting with cleaning and organizing warehouse, loading dock and to supervise volunteers as needed.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce and welcome Justin Cannon as the Manager for the new Habitat ReStore in Worcester County. "We are very excited to have Justin come on board. The combination of his experience, creativity and excitement for the position is exactly what we need to make Worcester County’s first Habitat ReStore a success” says Andrea Bowland, Executive Director of Habitat Worcester.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County (HFHWC) is pleased to announce it has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) for its Critical Home Repair Program.

We are seeking a ReStore Manager to manage the marketing and sales of donated furniture and appliances and surplus building materials in order to ensure the generation of funds in support of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s mission-specific initiatives. The Manager is responsible for the operation, financial reporting, inventory procurement and management, staffing, and volunteer co-ordination of the new ReStore.

Our first round of Homeownership Applications for 2018 is open now through January 31st.  We are excited to announce that our next single family build will be in Bishopville on St. Martin's Neck Road or in Stockton on George Island Landing Road. The approved future homeowner will get to choose the location. 

As 2017 draws to a close, we at Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, like many of you, are reflecting on what’s transpired this past year. We are grateful to the businesses, grant makers, and individuals who made donations in support of our mission to help Worcester County homeowners with their homeownership goals and critical repair needs. Volunteer commitment was at an all-time high, and we are humbled at the willingness from so many community members who gave of their time so generously.

We are excited to offer CITC benefits to our donors as an incentive to attract contributions for our Jefferson Street Project. The tax credits earned offset the amount of MD State taxes you owe at the end of the year. In addition, if you itemize deductions the amount is also included on your Federal taxes. Learn more about how you can give and benefit from these tax advantages.

We are pleased to announce the availability of $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits awarded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The allocations of State tax credits are used as incentives to attract contributions and leverage up to $100,000 in donations from individuals and businesses which will go directly towards costs associated with our upcoming Jefferson Street Project.

HUGE thank you to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's VP & Wealth Management Advisor, Christine Selzer, CFP, for presenting us with a $5,000 check. "We are so grateful to Bank of America, Christine Selzer and our local Merrill Lynch branch for this most generous donation. The funds provided will go directly towards our next project benefitting a Worcester County family" said Andrea Bowland, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce and welcome Andrea Canon as the new Resource Development Coordinator and Olive Mawyer as the new Event and Marketing Coordinator.

We are seeking a Family Services Coordinator who will build and maintain the pipeline of partner families by leading the efforts to recruit qualified partner families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities.

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