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Habitat For Humanity in North St. Louis County, Minnesota Welcomes You!

An Update from Our Board President

On February 4th, we held our Building the Future with Habitat event virtually.  If you missed it, you can watch it here!   

 

Our North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity board president, Greg Krog, shared the following.  

I am happy to report that North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is still on mission!  We are actively putting God’s love into action and bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. The last year presented us with many challenges as we worked to serve our neighbors in need of affordable housing.  North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity, like all of us, had to adjust to the COVID-19 challenges when the pandemic hit in March of 2020.  We could not have moved our mission forward during this challenging time without you.  We greatly appreciate our community partners, dedicated supporters, and exceptional staff.  You are certainly Building the Future with Habitat.  Thank you!

When the “stay at home” order was given last March, we were still working on four of the five 2019 Habitat homes. These projects were on track to be completed by the spring of 2020.  The four homes came to a standstill until we could safely move forward by utilizing small groups of volunteers in June.  I am happy to report that all the 2019 construction projects are now complete.  These five families have affordably purchased their new homes.  Their monthly mortgage payments are being reinvested to help more families in 

North St. Louis County. Our homeowners are continuing to build strength, stability, self-reliance, and a future for their families, thanks to you.  

Last summer and fall, we were able to start four more projects.  These homes are currently being safely worked on by our volunteers and partner families.  Our goal is to complete these homes by the spring of this year.  We are also planning the start the new 2021 homes as the building season starts this summer.  The ringing of Habitat hammers gives evidence that our volunteers, our donors, our staff, and you are moving the Habitat mission forward.

This program today is about you!  You are Building the Future with Habitat.

Together, we have joined in Habitat for Humanity’s mission over the years, to help over 100 families with homeownership opportunities.  These families are made up of 131 parents and 218 children that now have a safe and energy efficient home.  These families are looking at the future in a much different way than they did before you gave them a hand up into affordable homeownership.

Our job is not finished. 

With the challenges of the last year, we know that an ever-increasing number of our neighbors are going to need affordable homes.  Together we can help them, help our communities, and help each other Build the Future with Habitat.

I hope you enjoy our program. 

Thank you for your support!

         2019 Completed Homes

 

 

 

HABITAT HOMES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Our 2020 Build Season is well under way!  We are partnering with families to build in Ely, Gilbert and Hibbing.  Watch your email for details on a Home Dedication in Ely.    

We are accepting applications for our 2021 and 2022 Build Seasons!  Check out our "How to Apply" section by clicking HERE.  

Sign up for Email Updates  or send us an email at habitat@nslchfh.org  to get the latest news and volunteer opportunities!

To see what's happening at Habitat this week click here!

The 2020 Build Season includes "community builds" in Gilbert, Hibbing and Ely.  Get involved with these projects and check out the current projects link to meet our families.  

To find out how you as an individual can help and volunteer, please call Susan Garrett, the Community Resources Manager, at the Habitat office at 866-749-8910 or email her at susan@nslchfh.org.  You can also organize a group from your church, business, civic group or family and friends! 

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is working to have a meaningful presence on the web to stay more connected with our supporters. Please look for information to be posted regularly about NSLCHFH as we move to build more homes and hope in northern Minnesota! Check out our facebook page and "like" us at:  www.facebook.com/nslchfh

Photo: Patterson Home - Hibbing