Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc. became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on June 1, 1991. Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its founding Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 35 homes in the Chippewa Valley. Our ministry was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety. To accomplish these goals, we invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity’s mission, check out the HFHI website
Habitat for Humanity succeeds because of its individual affiliates, each of which must arrange for building or renovating homes, selecting families to occupy those homes, and financing construction. Homes are affordable to low income families because volunteer labor and donated materials are used in the homes wherever possible. No-interest loans are made by the affiliates to the families who, in addition to making a small down payment, must help by providing sweat equity. To find out how to apply for a home, please look at Applying for a home.
In the past Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity has also supported a project in Papua, New Guinea. Bryan & Janell (Moy) Bargan and sons Josiah, Daniel, Micah & Caleb completed six years as International Partners in Papua New Guinea. Bryan, from Mountain Lake, Minnesota, was the National Coordinator for the country before returning to Minnesota.
Today Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity tithes and sends support to Habitat International projects in Haiti.
Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity continues to look for volunteers and committee members in a wide range of activities. Volunteering to work on a Habitat home is not only a rewarding experience, but it also teaches valuable skills to amateur and experienced construction workers alike. Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, but especially during our construction season. Habitat also continues fund raising efforts to finance home construction. About $70,000 is needed to complete each house and average home is constructed by roughly 150 volunteers. Sign-up to become a volunteer today.
1992 Gordon Swatzina family. Renovated house in Augusta
1993 Steve Goldsmith family in Eau Claire
1994 Randy Bruner family in Hallie
Marshel Parizo family in Eau Claire
1995 Bob Bauer* family in Menomonie
1996 Joe Miller family in Eau Claire
Mike Yarrington family in Hallie
1997 Wendy Miller** family in Menomonie
Pam Larson family in Mondovi
Donna Raether family in Eau Claire.
1999 .... Chia Her family in Altoona
Darrin Falk family in Miller House in Menomonie
Xoua Yang* family in Elk Mound
2000 San Joseph Cha* family in Menomonie
Craig Barka family in Eau Claire
Sheldon Fernander* family in Eau Claire
2001 Kyle Yudes family in Eau Claire
2003 Vicki Kaminski family in Altoona
2004 Melanie Aichele* family in Eau Claire
Jim Gunderson/Lori Putncikfamily in Eau Claire
Mary Lisowski family in Mondovi
2005 Henry & Tami Zold family in Menomonie
Cher Lor/Mee Yang family in Elk Mound
2006 Cindy Halls family in Eau Claire
Jason & Becky Atter family in Eau Claire
2007 Melissa Wasieleski family in Chippewa Falls
Jennifer Johnson family in Mondovi
Anthony Xiong/Chue Vang family in Altoona
2008 Toby and Mary Sheuermann family in Eau Claire
2009 Shilo Stencil family in Eau Claire
Robert & Cindy Krett family in Mondovi
Jim Coleman family in Eau Claire
2010 Kathryn DeLong family in Chippewa Falls
Chong Her &Yee Chue family in Altoona
2011 Rachael Hochstetler family in Eau Claire
See Vang & Tou Vue family in Menomonie