A world where everyone has a decent place to live
Habitat for Humanity of Adams & Juneau Co. has completed its 18th and 19th homes last month and is working out the closing details within the second week of September. The houses are located on Superior St. in Friendship and Martin St. in Mauston. The affiliate has broke ground on two more builds this year located at Walker St. in Adams and Grant St. in Mauston.
This will be the 13th year running for the affiliate with no plans of slowing down. The AdamsFriendship and Mauston High Schools have been partnering with Habitat for the last four years and will continue onto this year, allowing students and community members to give back and gain skills in carpentry and house building. The Adams & Juneau County affiliate also chooses to partner with local contractors for much of the excavation, plumbing, electrical and concrete work on the build sites and will continue to do so.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials as well as funds from the Mauston Restore, Habitat for Humanity of Adams & Juneau County is able to build simple and decent houses with the help of homeowner families through sweat equity. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable mortgages
Starting October 1st and running through October 31st Habitat for Humanity of Adams and Juneau Co. will be holding its first “House by House” campaign fundraiser. “House by House” will essentially be a “pin up” fundraiser in which cashiers ask the customer if they would like to participate in “House by House”. In doing so, the customer will donate a dollar and write their name on the pin up and stick it to a corresponding location within the business for all to see.
The “House by House” goal is to raise $7,800.00 by the end of October. So far we Have partnered with several businesses in Adams & Juneau Co. such as; Festival Foods(Mauston), Games for Us(Mauston), Log Cabin Deli & Cheese(Mauston), Brew Heaven Coffee Shop(Adams), and AF County Market(Adams), and The Little Crane Café(Necedah).
Not only has AF County Market agreed to take us on as a partner, they have also agreed to match any funds that they raise with their own. County Market is also hosting our kickoff event on October 3rd in front of their store from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Members of the Adams & Juneau county affiliate will be grilling up rib-eye sandwiches and talking to people of the community about the Habitat mission. All supplies for this event will be sponsored by AF County Market. This is the first time that our Affiliate has attempted a fundraiser of this degree but we are confident we can make it a success.