Habitat for Humanity matching grant fulfilled


Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties sends its most heartfelt thanks to the many generous donors that helped meet the $40,000 in matching grants offered through a partnership with The Slaggie Family Foundation and Steve & Jane Napieralski! 

It’s clear that the Winona area is filled with individuals who are willing to act to ensure the health and safety of their neighbors.

Due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Habitat had to postpone its annual dinner and temporarily close the doors of its ReStore. Without these major funding sources, Habitat’s upcoming season of repair and construction became unsure. But with the realization of this generous gift, Habitat for Humanity has been able to get back to work!

Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness program, which assists local homeowners with low-cost exterior repairs and safety modifications, is once again taking applications on its website. In partnership with the Winona Friendship Center, Habitat is also offering its services through Chore Corps, a program focusing on small home repair projects and yard work for local residents. In partnership with Grace Place, Habitat is painting and updating a new shelter for local families. With the help of Denny’s Roofing, Habitat is replacing leaky roofs on three local homes. And that is just the start of what is shaping up to be a very busy construction season serving neighbors in need of a safe place to live.

Because of the generosity and support from the community, Habitat for Humanity is able to continue its mission even in these uncertain times. Thank you for joining in building homes, community, and hope.


About Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties 

Founded in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is a nonprofit organization that works to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Open to the public, the ReStore supports affiliate operations by selling new and gently used building materials. 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 126 North Baker Street, and the ReStore is located at 900 West Third Street, Winona, Minn., 55987. For more information, call 507-457-0003 or visit the website at www.habitatwinona.org.


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