Alexandria students raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County 'Cardinal Build' house
Funds raised from Soup Supper will be matched with a grant from State Farm Insurance.
Alexandria high school business students teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County to host a Community Soup Supper to raise funds for the "Cardinal Build" Habitat home.
The event took place on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Alexandria Area High School.
Although the snowy weather that evening may have kept some people away, there were still about 150 who attended the Community Soup Supper. Soups served were chicken noodle and chili, along with crackers, buns and cookies. Food was purchased at a discount from Henry’s Foods and Cub Foods.
The students, who are members of DECA, a business club, raised about $1,700 during the event, but are about $2,500 shy of meeting their goal of $10,000, according to Mary Gorghuber from Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County.
She said people can still donate through the month of January and that the funds will go toward the house being built for Jenna Hill, a new Habitat homeowner, and her children, Piper and Auden.
Hill and her children are looking forward to moving into their new home, said Hill during the event, noting that their house should be ready in April.
Donations to the DECA students for the Cardinal Build house will be matched dollar for dollar by State Farm Insurance, which is why they are hoping to meet their $10,000 goal.
There are three ways for people to still donate:
- Visit hfhdouglascounty.org and click on donate .
- Text DOUGLAS to 26989 and follow the prompts.
- Mail a check to Habitat for Humanity, 1211 N. Nokomis NE, Alexandria MN, 56308.
Make sure to note “Give Home for the Holidays” when making the donation.