Habitat for Humanity seeks families for homesHabitat for Humanity of Douglas County is currently recruiting families for future homes.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is currently recruiting families for future homes.
It is hosting information sessions for individuals and families interested in learning how Habitat works and to hear how they may be eligible to partner with the organization to build a simple, decent, affordable home in Douglas County.
Habitat is currently seeking individuals and families to apply for the new Habitat homes that will be built in Douglas County in 2012. Homes will be built to meet “Minnesota Green” building criteria.
If you were to ask a Habitat partner family what it is like to partner with Habitat in building their home, you would most likely hear the words “life-changing” or “moving.”
That’s because partnership with Habitat is not only about building a home, but it is also about getting a hand up to building a better life.
Here are just a few of the comments from Habitat Homeowners on what partnership with Habitat has meant to them:
“It was just an unbelievably awesome experience for me to go through. I don’t think there’s a day that goes by that I don’t wake up and I don’t feel gratitude.”
“Habitat for Humanity has given us such a sense of accomplishment in building our own home. We are moving forward now, no longer falling behind.”
“I am and will be forever grateful for everyone’s help to provide a home made from a genuine sense of care, love and concern for others in this community.”
“You did more than just build us a house, you gave us a home. We have gained knowledge, friends and pride along the way and we could never thank you enough for that.”
“I wanted to be better and to do better because of the people around me supporting me.”
Thirty families have taken the life-changing step of partnering with Habitat since 1997.
Application orientation sessions will be held in the following communities (choose one session):
--Thursday, November 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity office, 911 State Highway 29 North, Alexandria.
--Saturday, November 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Habitat for Humanity office, 911 State Highway 29 North, Alexandria.
Anyone interested in learning about Habitat’s family selection process is encouraged to attend. Advance registration appreciated but not required by calling Habitat for Humanity at (320) 762-4255 or e-mailing email@example.com.