Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity - Groundbreaking Ceremony – Valders Build
Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity joined the Schmidt family as they celebrated ground breaking for the construction of their new home. The ceremony was held on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 447 S. Adams Street in Valders.
Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity truly became a county wide organization on Sunday when it brought its shovels to Valders. A few dozen people gathered on a sunny afternoon to bless the land and kick off the project that will bring the 39th Habitat home to Manitowoc County. But this one is special because its the first not in the cities of Manitowoc or Two Rivers.
On hand were members of the John Schmidt family, who will buy and live in the home once it is built. Habitat for Humanity helps people with the financing and coordinates the construction, but the home owners still must handle a mortgage and taxes. They also agree to work alongside Habitat volunteers in building and finishing the home. Schmidt grew up in this area and said he is ready to work hard to help get the home built for himself and his children. The goal is to have the family moved into the home by Christmas.
Volunteers are still needed to help with the construction and other work. Anyone over the age of 16 can help with the building, with many jobs at all skill levels. Only those over 18 will be allowed to use power tools or go onto the roof. You don't need to be super skilled with construction. Kids younger than 16 and others who don't wish to help build can help by providing food for workers, running fund raisers or doing special projects for the home.
Work on the Valders Habitat for Humanity home at 447 S Adams St will begin Thursday, September 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. No skills needed, tools are provided. Work will then continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on some Saturdays.
If interested in helping out, come to the work site or talk with Don Domrath.
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