Building Lot for 2015 Found!

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity announces that Calmar will be the site of its next house.

“We haven’t built in Calmar since 2002 so we were pleased when the opportunity came to purchase a lot there. It’s always our goal to build in various locations around the county,” stated Gus Johnson, Executive Director. Construction will begin in fall of 2015.

To date, Winneshiek Habitat has built 28 homes in all communities in the county, except Frankville and Fort Atkinson. The affiliate is especially interested in acquiring lots in these communities but would welcome obtaining lots anywhere in Winneshiek County.

Anyone interested in donating or selling a reasonably priced lot in these towns or elsewhere in the county should contact Gus Johnson, Executive Director at 563-382-1802 or More...


To the End of the Earth

Three young men have a plan to bike for six months through Central and South America next fall and winter. And their trip will support Habitat for Humanity. The Luther grads, Kai Ashland (2014), Ben Harney (2015), and John Williams (2015) plan to ride and work on Habitat projects along the way.

They are presently doing fundraising that will pay for part of their travel expenses and support our local Habitat for Humanity chapter. See an informative video about their plans at

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Site Manager

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity is seeking a site manager for new home construction. The person in this position must have strong communication skills and an ability to empower, train and coordinate volunteers. Previous experience with volunteer supervision is preferred. Construction skills include basic carpentry, expertise with power tools, and the skills necessary to assure site safety. The individual must be able to work two days per week including some weekends. To apply for this position call 563-382-1802 or 563-380-6023.


Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Oneota Golf and Country Club

Four-person Best Shot. Shotgun start at 12:30pm.

Meal will be served after the final round.

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Welcome Home...

WCHfH Video Released

Take a look at the process and the people who make dreams come true. The new video made by Cade Loven is now available on YouTube: From Dreams to Beams

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. The goal for Habitat for Humanity is to work in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide much of the labor and partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor "sweat equity" into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses, both in the US and Guatemala, the international partner nation for the Winneshiek Habitat affiliate.


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