At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) and the Chief Executive Officers from Bayhealth Milford Memorial, Beebe Medical Center and Nanticoke Health Services will break ground together at a special project for two new homes on Linden Avenue in Georgetown Point, Georgetown.
“These three great health care institutions in Sussex County have joined together with the goal to make the residents of our county achieve better health. They have chosen to partner with Habitat to share their energy in helping build these two homes and show their commitment to this collaborative mission,” said Tom Protack, Community Engagement Director for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.
Both mothers of the families who will occupy these new homes are employed in the health care industry. Habitat begins every build with a special ceremony in which the overall project is blessed and the ceremonial shovel is moves the first earthdug into the ground and the approved future homeowners see a healthier and brighter future for their families.
Employees from all three health care institutions will volunteer and help build these homes over the next months. On August 3, the three hospital CEOs will return for a special build day to demonstrate their personal commitment to this new partnership with Habitat. In addition, there will be opportunities for special fundraising and “fun” raising activities to build collaboration among the employees of all 3 healthcare institutions.
The public is welcome to attend the project blessing. To learn more about Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and how you can donate or volunteer, go to www.sussexcountyhabitat.org. To learn more about the Healthier Sussex County initiative go to www.healthiersussexcounty.com