Roaring Toward 100 Families Served
THANKS TO YOU!!
A small sampling of the lovely homes built by YOU
through your donations of time, treasure and talent!
If you are a Hometown Focus reader, you saw Nathan's article (click here to read it!
) reminiscing about our Habitat's first home for the Hanson family of Eveleth. That was in 1996, after a long, 18-month process during which our founders worked hard to become a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Many of those visionary people are still Habitat supporters and continue to donate their time, talent and treasure to help our Iron Range neighbors with a hand UP into simple, decent and affordable housing. Since those early days, we have partnered with NINETY-SIX families and are going to partner with five more next year, marking the ONE HUNDRETH family served on the Iron Range. Not only have these families benefited from our partnership, but the fourteen Iron Range communities in which these families have put down roots, have raised or are raising their children and have become tax paying members, have benefited. Through the community members' donations of time, talent and treasure, they have helped their neighbors while helping their communities and our beloved Range. We and our Habitat partner families cannot thank you all enough for all you have done and continue to do to bring us to this amazing milestone.
As you can see from the sidebar to this message, we are happily planning our next, big "Building the Future with Habitat" annual dinner and we would love to see you there. As always, it will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center. However, this year we have moved the event to a Friday evening, January 31st, in the hopes that more of you can join us. There will be a delicious, plated and served gourmet dinner, a silent auction, raffles and games and, most importantly, one of our partner families will share their journey to sustainable homeownership and what it has meant to them and their families to feel this wrap around of support from YOU. Please RSVP here
and join us for this lovely and heart warming evening of celebration.
We also ask you to look for our November fundraising letter, winging its way to your mailbox soon and to be posted on our website as well, in which you can see the impact of Habitat on one Iron Range family, the Sam Grovenburg family of Hibbing. Sam, Yukiko, 3 and Esmeralda, 1, mark the 30th Hibbing family and the 96th Iron Range family that has partnered with Habitat to help themselves into the strength, stability and self-reliance of a stable and affordable home.
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is proud to be one of the strongest affiliates in Minnesota, but we know that is in large part to the wonderful Iron Range communities with which we work. Thank you so much for your support; we know we could do none of this without YOU.
And, of course, we are ALWAYS building! Please contact Susan by replying to this email or calling her at 218-750-2611 to let her know you can help build, bring a group to help build, or provide a lunch for our hard working build volunteers. You'll be glad you did, and so will we and our families!!