Celebrating the Past and Changing the Future.
2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area. As we’ve reached this pinnacle moment in our history, it’s important to look back and recognize our accomplishments and the people who made it possible. Since our incorporation in 1992, we have served our mission and expanded the services we provide to our communities:
- As our major focus, Habitat has built 42 affordable homes for local families;
- In 2006, we opened the ReStore, which sells discounted construction and housing items to the public and uses profits to benefit area families in need. The ReStore also diverts over 350 tons of materials from the landfill each year;
- In 2012, we started our Critical Home Repair program, which utilizes volunteers to provide housing repairs to homeowners to keep their homes safe;
- ReNEW La Crosse Neighborhoods is a neighborhood revitalization program which brings neighbors and volunteers together to beautify identified neighborhoods in the City of La Crosse through exterior repairs, landscaping, and clean-up. ReNEW was launched in 2012.
- Last year, Habitat began our newest program. With the help of volunteers, Habitat removes usable items from homes about to be demolished. The Salvage Program then sells these items in the ReStore.
As Habitat has grown through the years, this could not have been possible without the dedication and support of our staff, volunteers, donors, board members, funders, community partners, and homeowners. To all of you, I extended my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude. We have come so far in 25 years, and I am so excited to see where our commitment and energies will take us in the next 25 years.