Some Habitat Case Histories In East Central Minnesota
“THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME!” ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE. THANKS TO COMMUNITY LOVE IN ACTION, THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES NOW HAVE SAFE AFFORDABLE DECENT HOMES.
This shack was the residence of a hard working struggling family of seven in our community. Their present Habitat home is the result of a great community spirit of putting neighborly love into action.
Families must put hundreds of hours of sweat equity into the building of their new home while working diligently alongside community and visiting volunteers.
A new Willow River home was constructed by volunteers for a wonderful family of eight children and their remarkable mother; all of which were living in a deplorable housing situation which threatened their health. Their courageous mom, is a cancer survivor.
Yet another project was for a family of four who were living in a mold infested house trailer with caving ceilings and buckled floors. Although the parents of the two children were hard working, the fruit of their labor did not allow them to escape their housing situation that threatened their children's well being.
Five precious little ones and their parents previously lived in a deplorable shack that had the foundation collapsing, the windows were covered with layers of shredded polyvinyl to keep out some of the cold, and the water heater did not work. Ogilvie volunteers and University of Minnesota students constructed an energy efficient home for them through East Central Minnesota's Habitat for Humanity 's program.
A Princeton family of three was able to move into their home built to accommodate their wheel chair bound child handicapped by quadriplegia cerebral palsy thanks to wonderful donors and volunteers. .