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Legacy Scholarship Program

Administrator: Josh Martin of Seaside Plumbing Inc. Phone: 410-641-1368 Email: seasidejosh@gmail.com Congratulations to this year's Legacy Scholarship winner! Allison Shumante Scholarship Philosophy Contractors for a Cause believes that helping local students realize a career in the construction industry or a related field (electric, mechanical, architecture, engineering, design, etc.) through continued education and/or an apprenticeship will assist them in further developing trade knowledge and skills. We hope that these skills will not only benefit the individual, but also our future community service needs. Legacy Scholarship recipients who attain an accredited education and field expertise in their chosen field of construction will also have CFAC's continued commitment to assist them with career opportunities in the construction industry. 1) One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize one local high school graduating senior planning to pursue a career in, or affiliated with, the field of construction. [...]

Good Neighbor Program

The Contractors for a Cause "Good Neighbor Program" provides support to many local worthy causes. Support may be provided at several levels. This includes something as simple as a direct donation to a cause like Friends of the Clayton Theatre, or partnering to provide member volunteers to help another organization run an event (as we did with "Hit the Road Jack," a Coast to Coast Fundraiser). Outreach support has also been provided when a worthy need exists, but the cause has no vehicle with which to raise its own funds. CFAC then offers a portion of the proceeds from one of our planned events to help that cause, as we did for "Willy's Neighborhood" and "Hogan's Heroes." Contractors for a Cause’s development, funding and building of our flagship project, Justin's Beach House, laid the groundwork for our current outreach program. This project was seven years in the making, and members [...]

2015 Legacy Scholarship

Administrator: Chris Phillips of Sussex County Federal Credit Union Phone: 302- Email: CPhillips@sussexcfcu.com Congratulations to last year's Legacy Scholarship winners! Conner Phillips of Indian River High School - View Essay Alexander Oliverio of Sussex Tech High School - View Essay Scholarship Philosophy Contractors for a Cause believes that helping local students realize a career in the construction industry or a related field (electric, mechanical, architecture, engineering, design, etc.) through continued education and/or an apprenticeship will assist them in further developing trade knowledge and skills. We hope that these skills will not only benefit the individual, but also our future community service needs. Legacy Scholarship recipients who attain an accredited education and field expertise in their chosen field of construction will also have CFAC's continued commitment to assist them with career opportunities in the construction industry. (2) Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded. The purpose of these scholarships is [...]

Helping Hands Program

Administrator: Sherry Stephens of Morning Star Construction Phone: 302-539-0791 Email: sherry@mscbuilders.com Program Philosophy The Helping Hands Program offers disadvantaged community members free services and professional advice in the field of home construction, maintenance and repair. The Helping Hands Program is a new program in development based on the idea of helping neighbors when they need a hand due to income or health restrictions. Projects may include such needs as constructing wheelchair ramps, repairing or replacing hazardous floors, doors or windows, or modifying an existing residence to allow easier use by a disabled occupant. We will be working closely with the Emergency Home Repair Project, a long-term program chartered in 1991 by the First State Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (RC&D), which is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contractors for a Cause Helping Hands Program Procedure Applying for the Helping Hands Program Provide candidate & project information - by completing [...]

Diakonia Kitchen

Diakonia was originally established by the Mennonite church in 1972. In 1984, it became a separate, 501(c)(3) non-denominational organization. Diakonia operates two buildings in West Ocean City, Maryland where it provides emergency and transitional housing, emergency food services and counseling and assistance for its guests. Diakonia attempts to address the root causes of homelessness through a variety of programs and initiatives. For those who are in danger of becoming homeless, for whatever reason, Diakonia offers counseling, guidance and assistance in accessing a wide variety of support programs and, where necessary and appropriate, financial assistance for certain housing-related costs. CFAC will be working with Diakonia in 2017 to assist in building a new construction in their Ocean City, MD location.