Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore open for business

Delaware News Desk
Sussex Countian
Sussex Countian

The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 18501 Stamper Drive, Lewes, reopened June 6 with revised hours of operation, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ReStore was closed for more than two and a half months. Sales from ReStore directly fund the work of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, and the closure had a direct impact on the organization, creating a fundraising gap of more than $75,000.

As soon as Phase I of the governor’s reopening plan launched, the managers and staff at the store worked to prepare it with the new state protocols. Safety updates include extra cleaning procedures, new foot traffic patterns to improve social distancing throughout the store, limited customer occupancy and mandatory face masks. Masks are available for purchase for those who don’t have one. Complimentary donation pickup will soon resume with scheduled curbside, no-contact pick-ups.

“We can’t wait to see more of our family of volunteers and customers,” said Cathy Basenese, manager of the Lewes ReStore located on Route 9.

“We’re excited to get back to the business of seeing our regulars, meeting new folks and building Habitat homes through the sales of donated items,” said Assistant Manager Will Farrell.

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