Habitat for Humanity completes moveHabitat for Humanity of Douglas County is on the move – literally. The affiliate not only has been busy getting ready for the upcoming build season, with plans to build homes for four families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing, it’s also been busy moving its office to a new location.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is on the move – literally.
The affiliate not only has been busy getting ready for the upcoming build season, with plans to build homes for four families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing, it’s also been busy moving its office to a new location.
Beginning March 1, the local affiliate’s office can be found at 1211 N Nokomis NE in Alexandria.
The move, which was approved by HFHDC’s board of directors in December, will allow for a larger workroom area for families to perform their sweat equity during “non-construction” months and a larger space to accept in-kind donations of new and used construction materials for use in Habitat homes or for resale in support of the affiliate’s building efforts.
As the affiliate marks its 15th anniversary this year, leaders say the move is another step forward in its growth and commitment to serve more families in need of affordable housing.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Lori Anderson, HFHDC executive director. “This move opens up new possibilities for our work as we continue to grow to serve more families and meet the needs of our community.”
A group of volunteers has been working hard getting the new space ready, helping to keep the cost of the move low.
The support of our volunteers has been wonderful,” said Anderson. “With their help, we have been able to take this next step in serving more families without pulling much-needed dollars from building homes.”
An open house will be planned for later in March. Telephone and e-mail contacts remain the same for affiliate staff.
For questions or more information on the move, as well as how you can become involved with building hope, homes and community in Douglas County, call (320) 762-4255.