Hunger Task Force Fall Harvest 2018

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.

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Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Week

The Brian Kludt Mortgage Team participated in Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Week. Volunteers helped with house or yard repairs for selected families. We helped take down and rebuild a fence for a family with an autistic son. The family wanted to ensure safety for their son, so we stepped in to make it happen. Brian is a coach for The CORE Training, a Real Estate and Mortgage consulting company. This week was also The CORE’s Change the Planet Week, where they encouraged members of The CORE to volunteer and make a difference in their community. This event was a huge win all around and a very rewarding one indeed!

Preserving home exteriors and revitalizing neighborhoods
A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services. To learn more visit

Hunger Task Force Food Sort in Milwaukee

In July the branch volunteered for the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. We did a food sort and sorted 18,000 pounds of food as they came down a conveyor belt.

It was a blast!

Hunger Task Force has been feeding Milwaukee since 1974—They are the Free & Local food bank that assures a safety net for those facing the struggle of hunger. Their food bank delivers food absolutely free of charge to a local network of 80 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Milwaukee County.

To ensure a healthy and nutritious supply of food within their network, Hunger Task Force combines government commodities, food collected from local food drives, purchased emergency food, and fresh fruits and vegetables from their Farm and Fish Hatchery. This food supply represents breakfast, lunch and dinner based on family household size and dietary needs. Families can receive emergency food with dignity, on the day they need it and in the neighborhood where they live.

Hunger Task ForceFood For Families

Food For Families is Hunger Task Force’s signature holiday food drive, sponsored by Johnson Controls. From October 1 – December 31, local grocery stores, businesses, schools and organizations host food drives to ensure a local safety net for families facing hunger over the holidays. Make a donation when you see our blue food drive boxes in grocery stores. Better yet, rally your friends, family and co-workers to host your own food drive! As Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank, Hunger Task Force delivers all food donations to the hungry absolutely free of charge.

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Brian Kludt Team Gets Involved with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

logoHabitat for Humanity is a national organization that brings people together to build homes. They strive to build communities and hope; creating “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization relies heavily on volunteers wanting to give back to their community and transform lives.

In August 2014 Waterstone Mortgage had the privilege to participate in a volunteer day. Nearly 30 employees came together to help build a home in Jackson and do landscaping for a previously built home in West Bend. It was hard work that definitely paid off. The group had a blast and it was a very rewarding experience.


Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties was originally conceived in 1995 by Rev. Sharon Stier and Russ Wanta on a return journey from a Habitat for Humanity youth mission trip to Michigan. Upon returning, Stier and Wanta made contact with civic leaders from the West Bend Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Abused Families, who provided information, evidence and statistics about the growing need for housing and the disguised nature of poverty in Washington County. These meetings resulted in an initial meeting of over 25 people who were interested in addressing the affordable housing issue through the ministry of Habitat for Humanity. Following that meeting, the founders asked interested individuals to serve on a steering committee, and the Habitat for Humanity application process began.


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