One On One, Nov. 28, 2019: Habitat’s Molly Hilligoss

Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Molly Hilligoss updates us on the projects her organization has under way, previews some upcoming fundraising events and offers a lesson on the importance of promoting home ownership in our community.

Grant funding will boost Habitat for Humanity

New grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County to invest more in their work to build, repair and revitalize neighborhoods in Wicomico and Somerset counties. Wicomico Habitat received $81,000 to be used to cover three years of salary and training for a new […]

Habitat’s innovative ReStore to celebrate 31 years

One of the community’s great nonprofits is celebrating another milestone this weekend. For 31 years the Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County ReStore has been selling items from building materials, to furniture, to appliances to the general public. Staff members as well as volunteers help operate the store on West Isabella Street in Salisbury and […]

Habitat’s Women Build Week begins May 5

For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-13. In preparation for the build week, Habitat for Humanity for Wicomico County and Lowe’s are hosting “how to” clinics to equip volunteers with knowledge and […]

Chefs for Habitat fundraising gala is Saturday

Low-income families that need homes will benefit from Chefs for Habitat: A Gourmet Gala on Saturday night. Habitat for Humanity’s eighth annual fund-raiser, the gala will be at the Reign Event Center in Twilley Shopping Center. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour featuring complimentary champagne and appetizers by Jeremy Dashiell of […]

66th Habitat dedication was extra special event

  The 66th Wicomico Habitat for Humanity home dedication and blessing ceremony on Oct. 21 was held at the new Salisbury home belonging to the Pierre family.  Salisbury Independent readers typically only hear about the groundbreaking and the dedication of a Habitat for Humanity home. While these are important milestones, the back-story of the family […]

Habitat marks 30 years locally; hits new milestone

There’s a touching scene in the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when members of the Martini family celebrate their new home. As the Martinis beam with pride, the home is consecrated with bread, salt and wine, so that joy and prosperity will reign. Likewise, Salisbury’s Occeas family had their new home, at 315 Charles […]