Weekly Email Update
May 24, 2019
Help the Ducote family celebrate their new home!
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
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A huge thank you to our partners at Security State Bank! 
 
As a Habitat supporter, you know that Habitat works with partner families to build the houses that the families then purchase.  At that point, Habitat moves from being a builder to being the mortgage company.  With 63 current mortgages, we heavily rely on our friends at Security State Bank to help us manage them all.  The work they do for us is a HUGE donation of time and talent.  THANK YOU!!
 
 
 
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Come to the 
"Home Dedication on Steroids" 
See the lovely new interior! 
 
We are so excited to celebrate and dedicate the Ducote rehab project at 3704 First Avenue as it nears completion that we are having a BIG party!  Thanks to Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake, we will be providing slices of their delicious pizza.  And thanks to Kym Drain, refreshing Buhl Water will be available as well. We so deeply appreciate these wonderful local businesses for their generous donations! 
 
The father of the family, Reggie, a talented musician, will be performing acoustic music and the actual dedication ceremony, at 12:30 p.m., will include a blessing by Kelsey Ducote's father, Deacon Rick Moravitz of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Ely.  
 
Big thanks also go to Karine Woodman who owns the new Tech Tank across the street from Ducote’s house.
Guests may use her lot, both on the side and the back of the building, for parking.
 
As you probably know, the Ducotes have worked hard to put in the sweat equity hours required as part of their downpayment.  With five darling little ones, time is tight for this couple, but they are getting it done!  Although there are still some final details to complete before the family can close on the house and move in, they are excited to move out of cramped quarters and to have the great space this rehabilitated home provides.  
 
We also thank all of the community volunteers who helped make this house a home, including our friends from the Delta Call Center, the local HRA, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota staff and board members and our great friends from Trinity Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes, who give us a week of skilled labor a year.  Special thanks to Dave Ongaro and his Monday night group from Blessed Sacrament Church and Habitat's Quad City regulars, who made the drive over to share their time and talent!  IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO BUILD A COMMUNITY!
 
No RSVPs required, just come and join the fun!  
And Join Another Celebration in 
West Eveleth 
Kyrie and Naomi Stark and Austin and Amber Strand are becoming neighbors!
 
After the Ducote party, we invite you to take a little road trip to West Eveleth to the DOUBLE groundbreaking for the Stark and Strand families!  The event will begin at 3 p.m. on June 1st and will take place at their lots at 1406 and 1410 West First Street.  Thanks to a very generous grant from the Catholic Daughter of America, these two lovely homes are already underway!  We were also blessed with a grant from the Eveleth Community Foundation and the Wells Fargo foundation to help with building funds and volunteers.  Our friends at ETG Excavating, who give us an excellent price for their hard work, have been busy preparing the lots during this less than lovely weather.  
 
This event will feature a short chat by Nathan Thompson, our executive director, and each family will say a few words about the impact of a simple, decent and affordable home on their lives.  Deacon Dan Schultz of Resurrection Catholic Church of Eveleth will bless both lots.
 
As we say here at Habitat, the season is ALWAYS building season!  We hope you can join us for these celebrations next Saturday! 
Volunteering is Good for Your Future! 
Students from Gustavus Adolphus having fun on the build site!
 
As we go into Memorial Day weekend, we know our youth are ending another school year.  We encourage youth 16 and older to try their hands at building with Habitat!  It is a fun day of learning and team work, where you gain new skills and make new friends.  A big bonus:  it's a really nice thing to have on your resume or college application!  Contact Susan by replying to this email or calling her at 218-750-2611.  Join the Habitat building team, it's a BLAST!

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