Habitat for Humanity and Altra Federal Credit Union are proud to announce that Altra has made a substantial pledge in support of the Habitat Campaign to ReStore Winona. Its gift will help build a larger ReStore at a nearly two-acre location on West Third Street.
“We are passionate about helping members of our community live their best life,” said Cheryl Dutton, vice president, marketing, “and Habitat for Humanity’s work is so important in achieving our vision.”
The goal of the campaign and the single most important outcome will be to double Habitat’s work of building and repairing homes locally. It projects that with increased revenue from the new ReStore, Habitat will be able to build two houses each year and deliver A Brush With Kindness home repair in the warmer months.
“We are grateful to Altra for their generous support,” said Habitat Executive Director Amanda Hedlund. “Their pledge propels us past the million dollar mark, and we have very nearly met our goal. Habitat is being called to do more, and without growing, we won’t have what it takes to answer the call. We offer our abundant thanks to the team at Altra, and to everyone who shares in our vision and invested in this campaign.”
The new ReStore will feature a drive-through donation drop-off and processing center so that donors can have the high-quality experience they have come to expect. Shoppers will have a wider selection to choose from because of the expanded floor plan. The building will also feature a community workshop, where Habitat staff and volunteers will teach low- to no-cost classes on the fundamentals of home maintenance and repair: how to prep a home exterior for paint, how to replace a leaky faucet, how to patch plaster, or replace a window.
The Habitat for Humanity office relocated to the new site at 126 North Baker Street this summer. Work will continue on improvements and additions to the ReStore throughout the fall and winter, and an official ReStore grand opening is tentatively planned for June 2019. To make a contribution to Habitat’s Campaign to ReStore Winona, send a check to Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, PO Box 1183, Winona, Minn., 55987, or visit its website at habitatwinona.org/make-a-gift.
About Altra Federal Credit Union
Altra Federal Credit Union is a nationwide, full-service cooperative financial institution with over 100,000 members and $1.4 billion in assets. It currently has 16 locations in seven states.
Altra was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Onalaska, Wis. To learn more, visit www.altra.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 supports Habitat operations by selling new and gently used building materials and furniture. 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 decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. The office is located at 126 North Baker Street, and the ReStore is located at 77 Laird Street, Winona. For more information call 507-457-0003 or visit its website at www.habitatwinona.org.