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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.”

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March 2021
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Habitat for Humanity launches statewide COVID home repair pilot program

Habitat for Humanity has launched a new statewide Pilot Repair Program for individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The program aims to help families coping with the pandemic and related issues deal with repairs or other home maintenance issues they are too sick to deal with or can’t afford.

It’s a joint effort from Habitat for Humanity New Castle and Sussex Counties.

“We’re getting a lot of requests – as Sussex County is also getting – from people who need Healthy Home Repairs,” said Beverly Ward, Director of Family Services for Habitat for Humanity in New Castle County. “For example, maybe they have asthma and there’s issues with their heating system and it’s clogged up – maybe their filter. Or maybe they have carpet and the carpet is in disrepair and that’s making their asthma act up.”

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March 2021
In the News

Habitat launches pilot repair program for those impacted by COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on families throughout Delaware, including their housing. With more families and individuals sheltering in place, issues such as leaking roofs, no working heat and inadequate railings have come to the surface as urgent issues to resolve.

Thanks to two gifts from the Welfare Foundation and Barclays, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, in conjunction with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, is launching a pilot Healthy Homes Repair program for those impacted by COVID-19.

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