When the state of emergency went into effect in March, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity volunteerism halted. During the past few months, the number of volunteers permitted on-site has been limited, which made it difficult to complete homes.
Four missionary workers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints based in Philadelphia were called back from overseas missions due to the pandemic, and the timing couldn’t be better for them to help Sussex Habitat. They were happy to pitch in doing light construction, cleaning, painting and yard work for Habitat families in Georgetown and Milton.
When asked about their next mission, the men said they don’t know from one day to the next where they’ll be serving until they get a phone call from “mission control” in Philadelphia telling them where they’re needed most. With the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, the immediate plans are to volunteer along the East Coast for the next year helping communities.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is thankful to the missionaries for helping to put God’s love into action and furthering the Habitat for Humanity mission of helping local families achieve their dreams through affordable housing.
For information on how to donate volunteer time, money or other resources, visit www.sussexcountyhabitat.org.