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UPDATE: On site volunteering for groups of up to 10 people is now open on a limited basis. Contact volunteer@habitatncc.org for more information.
 

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November 2021
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PSA Foundation Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity NCC

Q&A with Dave Iliff, Habitat volunteer coordinator for PSA since 2007

In late September 2021, a group of Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate sales associates took a break from selling homes to help build them. It wasn’t the first time members of the Patterson-Schwartz family put on their hard hats and tool belts for Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, but it was a notable one. This most recent volunteer effort marked the first on-site Build Day since the pandemic restrictions set in early 2020 were lifted.

No one could be more proud to be back building homes than Dave Iliff. This Patterson-Schwartz Hockessin sales associate has been coordinating our local volunteer efforts for Habitat for Humanity since 2007.

[read more at Patterson Schwartz Newsdesk]

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October 2021
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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Welcomes Four Wilmington Women to Their New Homes

WILMINGTON, DE — The City of Wilmington is welcoming four new homeowners to the City’s East Side at a recent dedication ceremony, held on September 30th, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HabitatNCC) on the 800 block of Bennett Street.

The event included a dedication ceremony with each of the four Habitat homes located on the 800 block of Bennett Street. The four properties are part of a 12-unit Habitat affordable housing initiative titled “Amala Way.” Amala has the intended meaning of “Peace,” one of the several core values of the affiliate including hope and faith.

During the ceremonies, HFHNCC staff, Board Members, community residents, and supporters gathered to celebrate new homeowners Nema Bass, Antonia Burruss, Marlise Carr, and Lucinda Cain for this momentous occasion. Also in attendance were Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki, New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer, Delaware State Housing Authority COO Cynthia Karnai, Bank of America SVP and Community Relations Manager Connie Montana, and DuPont Global Community Impact Leader Patrick McCrummen.

[continue reading on MyChesCo]

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October 2021
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Mayor Purzycki Shares News from Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County About Amala Way Dedication Ceremony

Mayor helps welcome four new homeowners to the 800 block of Bennett Street

Mayor Mike Purzycki was pleased to help welcome four new homeowners to the City’s East Side at a recent dedication ceremony sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County on the 800 block of Bennett Street. “This was a long time coming, but it was always the City’s goal to see the Bennett Street project completed as quickly as possible and made available to families for homeownership,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Thanks to Kevin Smith and everyone at Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County who stepped in and took this project on. This block is now on the cusp of coming back to life as we continue to work together to strengthen and revive the entire neighborhood.” Habitat for Humanity’s news release is below.

Holding Up a Helping Hand: Habitat NCC Welcomes Four Wilmington Women to Their New Homes

The vision of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Committed to providing affordable housing for cost-burdened families, the affiliate has been hard at work revitalizing the Eastside community of Wilmington, DE.  On September 30th, Habitat dedicated four homes in Eastside, Wilmington, welcoming four women as new Habitat homeowners.

The event included a dedication ceremony with each of the four Habitat homes located on the 800 block of Bennett Street. The four properties are part of a 12-unit Habitat affordable housing initiative titled “Amala Way.” Amala has the intended meaning of “Peace,” one of the several core values of the affiliate including hope and faith.

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October 2021
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Habitat for Humanity building 12 new homes after collapse of Wilmington housing agency

Nema Bass was living in a Wilmington apartment with mold and a rodent infestation when she learned a friend was buying a home through Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.

“I saw him get through the program, saw him be dedicated to it. So I gave it a whirl,’’ Bass told WHYY News on Thursday.

The Wilmington University budget analyst took the required financial literacy and home maintenance courses, and did some volunteer work on other habitat projects. Now she’s buying a gleaming new two-story, three-bedroom brick home with a garage for under $200,000.

[continue reading on WHYY]

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August 2021
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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Builds a Community for Locals

The local Habitat for Humanity chapter helps lay the foundation for a brighter future by providing homes to Delawareans who need them.

Marlise Carr and her three children are eagerly counting the days until they can move into their new Habitat for Humanity home in Wilmington. This marks a life-altering chapter with myriad opportunities.

After a decade of rental restrictions and subsidized housing, their dream of homeownership is finally coming true. While the 33-year-old single mother is moving her family only 2 miles from their rental of seven years, this is the culmination of major life changes that Carr has made to give her kids—a 14-year-old son and two daughters, ages 7 and 12—a better life.

Carr’s eyes well with tears when she shares her kids’ plans to decorate their rooms, host family barbecues and make friends with their neighbors on the block.

“It is extremely emotional for me,” she says. “This is our new three-bedroom home, [where] everyone will have his or her own space.… Owning my own property and educating my children about homeownership and what solid financial health looks like is an important gift that I can give to them.”

[continue reading on Delaware Today]

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June 2021
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Giving back: WSFS, Food Bank, Horticulture Society, Highmark, duPont Freedom Foundation

WSFS Financial Corp. announced the WSFS Foundation and the WSFS Community Foundation merger to form the WSFS Cares Foundation.

The WSFS Foundation, founded in 2003, was the philanthropic arm of WSFS Financial Corporation, while the WSFS Community Foundation, previously the Beneficial Bank Foundation, was founded in 2007 and joined WSFS as part of the acquisition of Beneficial Bank.

Combining these two foundations will allow WSFS to provide even greater support to the Communities throughout the Bank’s footprint. The WSFS Cares Foundation will focus on supporting local nonprofits that provide tools for success, with its key pillars of support as follows:

– Community investments
– Affordable housing
– Revitalization and business economic empowerment
– Education and leadership development
– Strengthening those in need

“For nearly 200 years, WSFS has been deeply rooted in the communities we serve,” said Rodger Levenson, WSFS’s CEO. “The formation of the WSFS Cares Foundation will further enhance our efforts to improve our communities and to promote inclusion and diversity. We look forward to supporting a variety of initiatives aligned with our foundation’s pillars.”

[continue reading on Delaware Business Now]

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