Habitat For Humanity in North St. Louis County, Minnesota Welcomes You!
Our 2022 Spring Letter is in the mail!
Dear Friends of Habitat,
We are grateful to be on the other side of the last two years. In 2020 and 2021 we saw Habitat home build sites shut down, the inability (early on) to engage volunteers, subcontractor delays, construction material price hikes and scarce availability. We also learned, at the same time, that North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity was considered an “essential business”. Our work to help our neighbors build an affordable place to live fulfills a critical need that became more evident during the pandemic. We are so grateful to the Iron Range volunteers, donors, businesses, and contractors who stepped up to help us carry on Habitat’s mission. The support was amazing, in fact, we did not have to cut back our critical work in 2020 or 2021. Together we helped a total of ten families build and buy homes across the Iron Range. Thank you for your support!
The need for affordable housing continues. Today, inflation and scarce housing stock are making housing an insurmountable challenge for low-income families. When apartments can be found, they are often lacking things that we all take for granted. In Kristine Edstrom’s case, a bedroom door, running water, and solid walls were goals for the future. After trying to buy a home on her own and finding she did not qualify for a mortgage, life continued to take a turn for the worst for her and her two boys when she lost her job. Desperate for affordable shelter, she found it in a relative’s rental unit that had set empty for three years. The place had failing electrical and plumbing systems, holes in the walls, leaky windows, and no bedroom door for her nine-year-old.
This situation did not keep Kristine down, she began an internship and started working towards a counseling career. As her employment stabilized, she reached out to North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity. “Everything fell into place from there by the grace of God. We now have a home, a safe place to gather, study and work. We have grown so much through this process! The ultimate lesson that Habitat has taught me is that if something is meant to be, nothing can stop God’s blessing. That is what the process of building and buying my home through Habitat’s program was – God’s blessing through all of you. Thank You!”
Plans are currently underway to build five more homes in 2022 in Buhl (2), Chisholm, Hibbing, and Virginia. Please consider a donation to help us build with these families. Your gift will build an affordable home. It will also build strength, stability and self-reliance in families lives helping them break the cycle of poverty for the next generation
Thank you for your support.
Greg Krog, Board President
To listen to Kris tell her story, click on their family picture.
North St. Louis County Habitat has partnered with over 100 families to build homes, communities and hope! Join our dedicatated team of staff and volunteers and see firsthand how homeownership is transforming the lives of our neighbors.
We are hiring for a Community Resources Manager.
Experience and Background
· A commitment to and passion for Habitat for Humanity’s Christian ministry
· At least four years in business or non-profit management experience
· A bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and/or experience
· Skilled in Microsoft Office software as well as the use of databases, online and social media tools
· Strong public speaking, writing, leadership and organizational skills
Brief Job Description
· Recruit volunteers for construction and committee activities
· Establish and maintain effective relationships with the area’s churches and civic organizations
· Assist with grant research, writing, reporting & fundraising activities
· Develop media stories to advance the knowledge of Habitat’s mission in the community
40 hours per week
· Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year depending on experience
· Paid vacation and holidays, sick time
· Short and long term disability insurance, life insurance
· Retirement matching fund after 12 months of employment
For a complete job description, please click on the following link. Thank you.
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to executive director,
Nathan Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call Nathan 218-750-7443.
HABITAT HOMES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Our 2021 Build Season is wrapping up! Our two school builds are in the interior finishing stage and our two homes in Gilbert are done. We are prepping for our 2022 Build Season and will begin excavation as soon as the weather allows.
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To see what's happening at Habitat this week click here!
The 2022 Build Season includes "community builds" in Buhl, Hibbing Virginia and one "recycle" projects in Chisholm. 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 our office at 866-749-8910 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.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