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August 2020
In the News

$194,500 Awarded from Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund to 12 Nonprofits

$3.2 million awarded to more than 150 nonprofits since fund launched March 18

The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation Friday awarded $194,500 to 12 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.

Friday’s grants will address a broad range of community needs during the pandemic.

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July 2020
In the News

Empowerment Grant Program announces $500,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity

Energize Delaware announced this week that the Empowerment Grant Program (EGP) funded by the Exelon Merger for Delmarva Power Customers in Delaware is awarding $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of New Castle County. In its application, HFH of New Castle County proposed working with their Central Delaware and Sussex County partner Habitat agencies and their ReStore locations across the state on an innovative program to provide improved efficiency, reliability and energy savings to Delaware income-qualified residents.

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April 2020
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Giving back COVID-19 update: EasterSeals fundraiser moves to August; Habitat for Humanity video fundraiser

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore has announced they have moved their annual Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge to August 21-22. The event will still take place at the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington. The Volleyball Challenge raises funds for Easterseals which provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in the community.

Recently, Easterseals had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend some of their programs, making fund-raising more critical, a release noted.

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January 2020
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Habitat for Humanity takes over stalled Wilmington Housing Partnership units, to build five others

Several formerly stalled Wilmington Housing Partnership projects on the city’s East Side may move forward in the hands of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.

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December 2019
In the News

More renters become homeowners through expanded Habitat for Humanity partnership

Twelve new homes will be built on both sides of Bennett Street on Wilmington’s East Side, continuing a pattern of revitalization in the area led by Habitat for Humanity and the City of Wilmington.

Ground was broken for five of the homes Friday morning. Across the street, seven more units are partially completed. They were started in 2015 but not completed by the Wilmington Housing Partnership.

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December 2019
In the News

New habitat development key to revitalizing Eastside: Opinion

How to reduce crime, improve the quality of life and revitalize Wilmington’s Eastside is a conundrum that has plagued the city for years.

With the public safety elements that accompany the presence of vacant and abandoned properties tossed in the mix, community policing seems an obvious and necessary component of the neighborhood revitalization solution.

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