Habitat for Humanity
Habitat 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.
- Learn more at http://www.hfhwashco.org/
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