Dear Friend of WCHFH,
We want to build a home for a local family that needs one, and we need your help to do it.
This will be the 28th home that Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity has built in the county since we organized in 1993. But it isn't getting any easier; our volunteer labor doesn't cost anything, but the stuff we have to buy—lumber, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, plumbing, wiring--keeps going up. So we ask for help every year in a Phonathon: this year, on Sunday, March 2, and a week later, March 9.
If you're one of our long-time regular supporters, please stay with us (and if you can, dig a little deeper!). This year we've added many new names to our calling list again. We invite you new folks to join us in this important project for our Winneshiek County community.
A volunteer will call you either on Sunday, March 2, or Sunday, March 9. If you'd rather not be called, use the reply form (click here and print) to make an early gift by mail. Just fill it out and return it to PO Box 457, Decorah, IA 52101 before March 2, and we won't telephone you. That's a promise!
--And by the way: you can probably guess that it's getting harder every year to reach potential supporters by landline telephone. People are dropping them, so they're not in the phone book any more. And they're installing answering systems smarter than us on the Phonathon crew. Bottom line: we're hoping more and more of you will help us out by mailing your contribution to us before the Phonathon.
We aim to build and up-front the cost of a “safe, decent, and affordable” house every year in order to make it possible for a low-income Winneshiek County family to be able to purchase and maintain their own home. We use both their monthly payments and the proceeds from this annual Phonathon to fund construction of the next one. We hope you can make a generous commitment to this important work.
Thank you for all that you do to support Habitat for Humanity—and to help families find homes.
Bonnie Adams, Georgie Klevar, Bob Naslund, Dale Nimrod, Georgie Klevar, Arlan Paulson, Ken Vande Berg
WCHFH Fundraising Committee
PS Persons wishing to donate, who don’t receive a letter or phone call, can do so at Box 457, Decorah, IA 52101.
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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