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Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity Charity In Manitowoc Wisconsin

Manitowoc County Habitat For Humanity

 Manitowoc     Wisconsin

http://manitowochabitat.org     << Visit Website

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Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity Charity Profile

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate for Habitat for Humanity International and coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in Manitowoc County — fundraising, building site selection, family selection and support, house construction and mortgage servicing. It is an ecumenical Christian ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and create affordable housing in safe and stable environments.

Habitat is not a give away program. Rather, homeowners are actively participating in the building project at various levels. The houses are sold to families at no profit and are financed with affordable, interest free mortgages. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor — sweat equity — into the building of their own Habitat home. Their labor reduces the cost of the homes, increases the pride in ownership, allows families to learn skills that help them maintain their homes, and transforms them into positive, active, giving members of their community.

Houses are built using volunteer labor and private funds raised from the support of local businesses, churches, individual donors and fundraising events. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments also go into a revolving fund that is used to build more houses.

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Information

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. We urge you to join us and put your talents and time to good use.

Whether you can swing a mean hammer, cut a straight line, cook great food, paint or landscape there are ways you can help. Most tasks only require a willingness to learn and an ability to work with others – all skill levels are welcome!

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity In The News

Students raise funds to fight homelessness

184 days ago From Herald Times Reporter   View Archived Article

MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN - It was the 15th annual Shanty Town, a benefit for Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity. "They will be uncomfortable tonight," said Stephanie Bowman, director of youth and family ministry at First Lutheran, as the young people built cardboa ...

Women help build at Habitat for Humanity home

494 days ago From Herald Times Reporter   View Archived Article

MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN - Diane Hansen, left, a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Manitowoc County, and volunteer Bonnie Bittle of Manitowoc carry a window Saturday to be installed at a Habitat home on Flambeau Street in Manitowoc. / Cindy Hodgson/HTR MANITOWOC . ...

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