Press Release
Contact: Sara Kierzek, Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin                    For Immediate Release      
(414) 9251 or (414) 232-0852, skierzek@habitatwisconsin.org              September 5, 2018             

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WISCONSIN AFFILIATES RESPOND TO STATEWIDE FLOODING

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin, the statewide organization supporting the 37 local Habitat affiliates throughout the state, is requesting donations for rebuilding work for Wisconsin families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by recent floods and tornadoes in the state. There are current estimates of more than 700 homes that have been damaged or destroyed in communities throughout Wisconsin, with hardest hit areas in the central, southwest/central and northeastern portions of the state. With several rivers not cresting until later this week, there is a strong possibility that the number will continue to rise. 

We are in the process of identifying families that don’t have the resources necessary to recover from this devastating disaster,” stated Sara Kierzek, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of  Wisconsin. “Once the waters recede and homes are ready for repair, our mobile disaster response van and our volunteers will be out working with low-income families to partner with them to help recover.”

Donations to can be sent to: Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin, 420 S 1st Street, #6, Milwaukee, WI 53204, or online at www.habitatwisconsin.org. Donors will be able to designate a particular area or community where they’d like to direct their gift, or have it go to areas of greatest need.  

Many of the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in storm affected areas will also be working with families who have lost furniture and household items. Stores will be accepting lightly used or new donations in support of recovery efforts.  A list of locations and store web sites with lists of accepted items are at: https://www.habitatwisconsin.org/restores.

Several of Habitat’s local affiliates in heavily affected areas will be in need of volunteers in the coming weeks and months to help with recovery efforts. People interested in helping out are encouraged to sign up on HFH-Wisconsin’s web site under the volunteer tab to be contacted when repair work begins.

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Welcome!

The Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) formed in 1994, is served by a local board of directors.  We are affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Together, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope to make the world a better place!

What We Do:

MAHFH partners with families in need, volunteer workers, and local businesses to build, renovate and/or repair simple decent houses with the help of families, volunteers and donations.  Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit.  They are financed with affordable, no-interest loans.  The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments, along with material and financial donations and volunteer workers, are used to build still more Habitat houses.

 

Building Strength, Stability, Self-reliance and Shelter

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.  At Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

STRENGTH

A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity in which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

STABILITY

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability – and financial flexibility – to make forward-looking choices.

SELF-RELIANCE

Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

New Builds

In partnership with a qualifying family, we build a new, affordable home.  Qualifying families are required to invest sweat equity and pay for the cost of materials and land.

Critical Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity provides subsidized critical home repairs and modifications for seniors, those with disability or low income circumstances.

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Make your time count.  Volunteer for new builds, home repairs, as a board member, fund raising or expertise.  All are welcome and needed.  Choose a program that fits your needs and interests.

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