Join the Patterson Family of Hibbing this Sunday!
See the final product of their and our volunteers' work: A LOVELY HOME
A quick look at some of the many volunteers and phases of our build!
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the home dedication for Jeff and Linda Patterson. The home dedication ceremony and open house will take place on Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at 1604 11th St. East in Hibbing.
Major funding for the Patterson home was provided by Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. The Patterson home was also selected as the 2018 Lowes and Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” home, through which it was awarded a Lowes’ grant in addition to being the host site for our “Women Build” week. The many community groups that helped build this home in partnership with Habitat and the family include Delta Call Center, Trinity Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes, Grace Lutheran Church, Wells Fargo Bank, Hibbing HRA, Edward Jones, the Hibbing National Guard and Perrella and Associates along with many individual community members. Finishing touches on the home were completed by Habitat for Humanity Care-a-Vanners who volunteered for two weeks. A special thank you goes to our long-time, regular volunteers Harold Wentland and Ossie Schock, who not only worked with the groups, but often gave of their time on other days as well. Habitat for Humanity and the Patterson family are all deeply grateful for the great support received from all of our funders and volunteers. Thank you!
Jeff and Linda are graduates of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes high school (now Mesabi East). High school sweethearts, the two have been married for 34 years. With a hunting accident leaving Jeff disabled, the family sought Habitat’s assistance in building an affordable home that would meet their needs well into the future. Their three grown children include our construction manager, Jason, who had told his parents throughout his childhood that he would someday build them a house.
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity had posted the construction manager position soon after the Pattersons were selected for the program. Jeff and Linda encouraged their son Jason to apply. Jason studied carpentry at Mesabi Range College and started his work life as a laborer with Hakala Construction and worked his way up to becoming a lead carpenter with RMB Improvements. He also worked as the Housing and Energy Conservation Inspector at the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, where he worked extensively with low income families in need of affordable, decent housing. With his education and experience in new construction, rehab work, general contracting, safety standards and green building techniques, Jason was well suited for his new role as Habitat’s construction manager. With the type of true Habitat blessings we often see, Jason was indeed able to partner with the community to help his parents build a simple, decent and affordable home.
When asked what building and affordably purchasing their new Habitat home means to them, Linda Patterson wrote, “It means safety and stability for Jeff and I as grow older. We have a lot of pride in the fact, that we, along with our family and friends and amazing volunteers, all had a hand in making our forever home a reality. We look forward to making many new memories in our beautiful new home. We are very blessed.”
We invite you to come join us for this celebration of a new and wonderful chapter in the Patterson family’s lives! Help us welcome them home!