As Habitat for Humanity home takes shape, volunteers are needed|
|The new Habitat for Humanity house at 1136 Lincoln St. is beginning to take shape, but volunteers are needed to keep the project moving forward.|
Volunteers of all skill levels are needed every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
“Groups, organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to organize teams for a day,” Paul Grinde, Habitat’s chairman, said. “Individual volunteers are welcome as well.”
To volunteer call VISTA volunteer coordinator Rachel Davis at 507-993-0139 or e-mail her at email@example.com
The home is being constructed for Jason and Crystal Moore and their two daughters, Mackenzie, 10, and Daisy, six. They will also provide a great deal of “sweat equity,” helping the volunteers who will fill the site on work days.
The home is being financed in part through a $60,000 donation from Thrivent Builds, a program of Thrivent Financial. Since 2007, Thrivent has donated $286,600 to assist the local Habitat organization in constructing homes for deserving families.
This year’s project also has a new component, assistance from young people involved in Americorps VISTA organization. Davis, the volunteer coordinator, will be involved in Habitat for the next year. Adam Waldvogel of VISTA will serve as an on-site coordinator through the summer.
The house will be a conventional, stick-built one-story dwelling with three bedrooms and handicapped accessibility.
Habitat is also hosting its first-ever garage sale Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 735 Laurisa Lane. A wide range of new and used building items, hardware, hand and power tools, and more will be sold. Habitat is also accepting donations of new and used building materials and tools Thursday. Call 715 216-8718 to make a donation.
Duff Leaver and Norm Dickman review the plans for the new Habitat for Humanity house now under construction at 1136 Lincoln St.