Letter to the Editor
I recently sent this letter to the Hutchinson Leader, Winsted Herald Journal and Glencoe Enterprise. Please take time to pass it along as we are in great need of volunteers for both on the build site and for committees.
Crow River Habitat for Humanity is actively seeking volunteers who are willing to give a few hours of their time and talent.
I would like to give you a little background on who we are and what we do. We were established in 1994 by a group of people who wanted to be sure that there was affordable housing in McLeod County. The first home was finished in 1996. We are now building the 21st home for the Beckie Wolff family. When completed, it will be the first Energy Star 3 rated home in Minnesota. Families qualify for homes based on their need for housing, willingness to partner with Habitat (they need to do 400 hours of sweat equity), and their ability to pay a mortgage. Contrary to what many people believe, we do not give homes away.
Crow River Habitat for Humanity serves McLeod County. We have 3 part time employees and the rest of the organization is made up of volunteers who put in countless hours building the homes, serving on the Board of Directors and committees and working at fundraising events.
We are looking for people who would like to work on the build site on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No construction experience is necessary. We also need a few people who would like to bring lunches to the build site. If that isn’t your idea of fun, we are seeking individuals who would like to be on one of our committees: Building, Church Relations, Development, Family Selection, Family Support and Public Relations. Do you like to do event planning or work at fundraising events? We always need help with that too!
Just a few hours of your time can make a world of difference for a family. For more information call Pam at Crow River Habitat for Humanity at 320-587-8868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam Johnson Volunteer Coordinator Crow River Habitat for Humanity