At a builders’ happy hour event, co-sponsored by Winona National Bank and Bub’s, builders and tradespeople had a robust discussion about the Habitat project to ReStore Winona. There was strong interest in being a part of it among the crowd in attendance.
A strong, community-oriented building and trades community willing to help those less fortunate makes Winona and the surrounding area even stronger. Working in partnership, this project will work like a good old fashioned barn raising, and local builders will be publicly recognized for their participation.
A strong partnership between the building community and Habitat was discussed at the event, featuring an introduction to the Habitat expansion and a time to ask questions. Guests heard about how the project will strengthen Habitat’s home repair and construction efforts in the local community, and how the ReStore saves contractors money by keeping reusable goods out of landfills. Habitat shared what has been accomplished with the expansion so far, along with a look at what is to come.
Details of the project are available online at habitatwinona.org/campaign. If you are interested in joining other tradespeople in the Winona area in this effort, please call executive director Amanda Hedlund at 507-458-9370 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore counties
Founded in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore counties is a nonprofit organization that works toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Open to the public, the ReStore raises funds by selling new and gently-used building materials and furniture. Powered by volunteers, Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. It was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety. The office is located at 161 Lafayette Street, and the ReStore is located at 77 Laird Street in Winona. To learn more, call 507-457-0003 or visit www.habitatwinona.org.