Who We Are
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. was established in 1993 by a small group of people concerned with the need for decent, affordable housing in Sussex County, NJ. We are a non-profit Christian organization and affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our ministry was founded on the belief that safe and decent shelter from the elements is a basic human need.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is 100% volunteer and partners with people in need, regardless of race or religion.
We use donated labor and materials from the community, homeowners' sweat equity, and corporate gifts-in-kind to make safe and affordable housing a reality. We don't make a profit on our work and we hold interest free mortgages on our new homes as a way of turning faith into action according to Christ's teachings of love. We improve the communities we work in by gathering and welcoming volunteers, homeowners, and supporters from all backgrounds.
Everyone is welcome. We need your help and support.
In Memory of Dick Plog
It is with great sadness that we tell you of the loss of Dick Plog, our President. Dick was in a one vehicle accident & died as a result of his injuries at St. Barnabas Medical Center on Saturday, July 20th. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gay.
Dick was a founding member of our organization in 1993. In addition to being the last Charter member still serving as a Trustee, Dick remained active on the Construction and Site Selection Committees. He served as 1st Vice President before being elected President in 2010. Always ready to help out whenever he saw a need, Dick often used his truck and trailer to pick up donations for the Habitat Restore.
Dick was a kind and gentle man who often went that extra mile to help those in need. Educated as an engineer, Dick was also a talented craftsman who loved to work with his hands and willingly gave the fruits of his labor to others. Dick and his wife Gay actively volunteered with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Millbrook Village and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area where Dick was named “Volunteer of the Year” in 2012. Dick also served as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Branchville and sang in the choir.
Dick’s work ethic, talent and dedication will be greatly missed by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, each individual member and those we serve. Our sympathy goes out to Gay and their families.
This Kousa dogwood tree has been planted at the First Presbyterian Church in Branchville in memory of Dick Plog.
Hopatcong Home Repair
Esther DiGiovanni from Hopatcong takes care of her brother who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. Esther submitted a Home Repair Ministry application for a ramp to be built from the back of her house so that she can safely get her brother down and around to the driveway. Our Construction Crew recently completed this project, click here to see the pictures.
Pick-Up Help Needed
We're looking for a few individual volunteers or a school group who would be available on Saturday mornings to help with picking up furniture & appliance donations for our ReStore. We pick-up on the average of once or twice a month. Please call the office and ask for Wade Abbott or leave a message and he will get back to you, or you can always send us an e-mail.
Shop & Donate Pre-approved Items
Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 PM at the office