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Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce that our affiliate is now part of HFHI's Veterans Build Initiative. Starting with the April 2021 application round, we are seeking applicants from veteran families for critical repairs. We have been awarded grant funding through Habitat International to help offset the repair costs. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a veteran homeowner and the house they are applying for must be homeowner occupied. Qualified veterans will be asked to provide a copy of their DD214 form. In addition, applicants must meet our regular guidelines for application which can be found here. Please read all of the requirements first, and if you feel you meet the standards, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Types of projects would include handicap accessible ramps, modifications to bathrooms for accessibility, exterior housing repairs.
A tremendous thank you to the participants and sponsors in last week's Hello Spring! Virtual 5K event! $1700 was raised to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County! A special thank you to our top fundraisers:
Amy Hasson of Berlin, MD
Devin Poole of Berlin, MD
Miralena Smith of Berlin, MD
Jun Smith of Berlin, MD
After a year of being "safer at home" due to COVID-19, many of us have developed a new appreciation of the value of home, and a new awareness that not everyone has a safe home to enjoy. Since the pandemic prevents us from gathering in large groups for traditional fundraising events, we invite you to Help Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County in our mission to build homes, communities, and hope by participating in the Hello Spring! Virtual 5K Family Fun/Run Walk.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open for in-person shopping Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9AM to 2 PM. Donation drop-offs can be accepted Wednesdays through Fridays from 10AM to 1 PM. All donation procedures still apply; visit our donations page to find out more!
In 2020 our affiliate is focusing on critical repairs to existing owner-occupied homes in Worcester County. The next application round will be open from July 1 through July 31. We will be accepting inquiries for critical repairs for homeowner-occupied homes only. Please note, funding is limited and will be based on third party partner approval, in addition to acceptance first in the Habitat program. Projects may not start until 2021. Please email inquiries beginning July 1st to email@example.com. Additional information about the program is available by clicking on this link to our website.
For prospective new build families: We are not accepting applications this round, but we encourage you to participate in Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Works Virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop. Completing this course in advance will get you one step closer to readiness for the Habitat homeownership program. https://www.salisburynhs.org/press/hbe- july/
We are excited to announce the re-opening of our Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County ReStore as an ONLINE store LAUNCHING MAY 20TH, with CURBSIDE PICKUP!
VISIT https://habitatrestoreworcester.company.site TO SHOP NOW!
SHOP our inventory from the comfort of your home 24/7.
SELECT a curbside pick up time.
PAY for your item(s) with your credit card online.
PICK UP the item(s) during your chosen pick up window at 9026 Worcester Highway, Berlin
To Our Local Community,
As a community organization, we feel it is our position as good stewards to keep the health and well being of all members of our community in mind. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the current regulations mandated by Governor Hogan for the State of Maryland, with guidance from Habitat for Humanity International, the CDC, and internal discussions, the following procedures have been implemented for our ReStore and Habitat affiliate.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has named Bruce Young as Volunteer of the Month for January. Young volunteers at the ReStore every week, taking charge of the lighting department, assisting customers, and helping with donation intake.
For the past year Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County has been constructing a single family
home in Bishopville, Maryland. A dedication of this home for the Zlotorzynski family was held at 1 pm on
December 19, 2019. Ashley Zlotorzynski had the opportunity to cut the ribbon on the threshold of her new house,
and officially step inside as a homeowner for the first time with her four children. Welcoming the Zlotorzynski
family home for the holidays were members of the Habitat Worcester staff and Board of Directors, construction
partners, and volunteers. In addition to offering the family well wishes, Pastor Kyle McDaniel of Shore Community
Church delivered a blessing and dedication of the new home.
On December 11th Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County held a holiday gathering at the ReStore facility in order to recognize and appreciate board members, committee members, and volunteers who serve in a regular capacity for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the ReStore.
The Critical Repairs Program is accepting applications for our 4th round of 2019. Open application runs from October 1 through October 31. 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.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County completes critical repairs and rehabs 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’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.
Visit our new Bishopville Build website at http://www.habitatbishopvillebuild.com to see details about the progress on Ashley's new home, see a video about what homeownership means to Ashley's family, view information on our corporate and in-kind sponsors and the Realtors Rally donors, and learn how to get involved with our current build!
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.
This is the first person account of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s newest Partner Family, a widowed mother of four and lifelong Worcester County resident. This is her story in her own words, with edits for clarification:
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.