Habitat Happenings
July 23, 2018
An inclusive partnership and ecumenical ministry
to build family and community
strength, stability & self-reliance through shelter.
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WLSHFH thanks the following supporters
and businesses:
 
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Additional thanks to these partners:
 
Northern Lights Appraisal
 
Arrowhead Builders Association
 
Lincoln Park Business Group
 
Karen J. Olson Law
 
Arrowhead Concrete Works
 
Belknap Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
 
Bradley Interiors
 
Dan's Feed Bin
 
Keppers Design
 
North Shore Title
 
Hartels/DBJ
 
Edina Realty Foundation
 
Kari Toyota
 
Lake Superior Area Realtors
 
Pachel Foundation
 
Superior Savings Bank
 
Superior Rotary Club 40
 
Walsh Building Products
 
Canal Park Brewing
 
DiscoverPC.net
 
US Bank
 
Manion Truss
 
Congregations  from our four-county service area
Spread the word about WLSHFH!
 
Attached to this email are three sets of documents we ask you to share:
1. ReStore flyer
2. Age in Place flyer
3. Informational and Application materials for Building Program´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐
Duluth Groundbreaking on Thursday, August 16. . .
 
A Profusion of Partnerships!
The long-awaited resumption of Habitat home building in Duluth begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 16 with a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony at 2412 West First Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Wells Fargo stagecoach will convey the silver groundbreaking shovel from a neighborhood church to the build site.
 
In addition, there will be a launch of the reconfigured Age in Place Repairs Program (AIP) that works with older adult homeowners. AIP will conduct a set of projects in the neighborhood. The Northland Foundtion and Thrivent Financial are key partners in this program.
 
Wells Fargo volunteers have seven days of work scheduled to start the Duluth build and have brought a major grant to the effort. They will set up for a slab pour. The Building Construction Program from Lake Superior College takes over after that. Three Duluth Rotary Clubs (Duluth 25, Skyline, and Harbortown) are also major partners. They secured a matching district grant and are planning to volunteer.
 
Thursday will conclude with a fundraiser celebration at Bent Paddle as WLSHFH partners with the Lincoln Park Business Group. The fun begins at 4:30.
 
Preliminary work has already occurred on the Duluth site.  Harbor City International School students (above) removed brush and debris and cleared vegatation in late May.  Last week excavators located the sewer lateral line. 
 
The Duluth site, located between two existing owner-occupied home will contribute to revitalization of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. If you know of a family that might be interested in partnering, direct them to wlshabitat.org We will also be doing a cluster of repairs projects with existing older adult homeowners.
 
Welcome Zane Zimbelman as WLSHFH Age In Place Program Coordinator!
 
Thanks to a Northland Foundation Aging Innovations Grant, Zane Zimbelman has joined the WLSHSH staff as its Age In Place (AIP) coordinator.  AIP is a repairs program improving safety, access, and livability by partnering with older adult
homeowners. AIP will conduct project clusters this summer and fall in Duluth, Two Harbors, and Cloquet-Carlton. The Duluth cluster is Aug. 16 to 24. The Two Harbors Cluster is Sept. 18 to 22. And the Cloquet cluster is in early October.
 
Through years of public and collegiate teaching, Zane brings
communication skills, a lust for learning, and a penchant for bringing communities togerther.  He has traveled the world, speaks many languages, and now has settled into a wonderful position that allows him to talk with and understand the needs of many aging folks in all four counties served by WLSHFH in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Zane's position as Age in Place Coordinator suits him well. He is a good and careful listener, and a compassionate helper.
Steaming Ahead in Superior!
The Superior build (1903 Banks) is on schedule! This week oriented strand board (OSB) will go on to prepare for the North Central States Regional Carpenters Apprenticeship program.
 
Last week Midwest Energy Resource Center volunteers (below) framed the exterior walls and began hanging the OSB.The Lousiania Pacific mill in Hayward generously donated four units of OSB for the exterior walls and roof decking.
 
 
If you are interested in volunteering this week between 10 and 4 Tuesday through Friday, email Construction Manager Jonathan Fay at construction@wlshabitat.org
Shop, donate, volunteer at your
regional Habitat ReStore!
The store that builds homes
 
Looking for quality and affordable furniture, appliances and building materials? The ReStore (1621 Broadway in Superior) welcomes your patronage. . .buy a sofa and build a home!
 
"The store that builds homes" welcomes your donated furniture, appliances, and building materials for resale in
our community.
 
 
And the ReStore is a fun place to volunteer.
 
The ReStore needs folks to provide customer service, run the cash register, receive donations, move merchandise to the floor, and support donations pick-up. Learn more by emailing restore@wlshabitat.org  Every hand and donation helps!
 
ReStore proceeds support Habitat's work partnering with aspiring and current homeowners to build and improve shelter in the region. Hours of operation are Wednesdays thru Fridays 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Drop-offs are accepted until one hour before closing.
 
A 20-foot box truck collects larger donations from supporters who can't make drop-offs. If you have a larger donation for picking up, call us at 218-722-3875.
Cars for Homes helps support building strength, stability, and self-reliance thru shelter
Do you have a clunker auto or truck you need to get rid of? Or an older vehicle that runs well, but takes up space and no longer meets your needs? Donate that vehicle to Cars for Homes and designate the proceeds to support the regional Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity shelter ministry. 
 
Email carsforhomes@habitat.org or call 1-877-277-4344 for help. Visit this website for more information:

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Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity
2002 W Superior St Ste 9
Duluth, MN 55806-2026

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