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Autumn is officially here! And so, we break more ground!

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John and Nikke Hedin and their son breaking ground on Monday morning.

Here we are, in the third week of September. The air has a slight bite to it and the leaves are beginning to change. There's no denying it now. Summer is over. Yes, I know, it is a bit sad to have to put those flip flops and shorts away but there is a silver lining...

John and Nikke Hedin and their son breaking
ground on Monday morning.

Fall building is underway! That's right folks!

We have broken ground for two homes in the last week. These homes will be built by area youth from local high schools and the Hibbing Community College.


In Midway/Virginia, the Hedin family will be building alongside construction students from Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert High Schools. The work on the home will be part renovation and part new construction. The Hedin's are very exited to start the work on their home. Their younger children played inside the house during the ceremony and Nikki said to me as we waited for it to begin, "It's finally happening and I just can't wait to get started!"

Michelle Twardowski and her
grandmother chat while they
wait for the ceremony
to begin.

In Hibbing, Michelle Twardowski and her family are building alongside students from Hibbing and Chisholm High Schools and students from the electrical and HVAC programs at Hibbing Community College. This home will be entirely new construction. The Twardowski's have been warmly welcomed by the city of Hibbing along with their new neighbors who are also Habitat homeowners. Michelle was brought to tears at Friday's groundbreaking as she thanked everyone for supporting her, especially Joy Rolandson, a Habitat homeowner from Chisholm, who biked in the Habitat 500 this summer and gave the funds she raised towards the Twardowski's home. 


We have one more home to break ground for this fall in Aurora. Jennifer Baker and her family are eagerly awaiting the start of their build and so are we! If you would like to volunteer with the Baker home or in any other capacity please call us at the office or send us and email and we would be happy to get you started!

Call our office toll free at 866.749.8910 or email me, Katie, at vista@nslchfh.org

Let's get building!!!