This year marks the 25th Anniversary for Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa (HFHNCI), and a family-focused celebration will be held on Saturday, October 19th. The celebration is open to the public, and all are invited to participate from 11am to 1pm at the Habitat facility, 517 1st Street NW in Mason City. There will be games and fun activities for children including bouncy houses, balloon animals, crafts, and free food. In addition to activities for the kids, the ReStore will be celebrating with a 25% off storewide sale from October 19th to the 26th.
“We wanted to do something fun to celebrate our history here in North Iowa. This is one small thing we can do to thank our many dedicated volunteers, donors, shoppers, and members of the community who have supported our mission over the last 25 years,” explains Melissa Schoneberg, Habitat’s executive director. “Please join us for some family fun and a great sale!”
Since its beginnings in 1994, Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa has built new or rehabbed homes for 50 local families and is currently building home #51 in Garner for the Bierbrodt-Gayken family. HFHNCI also has Home Repair and Modular Ramp Programs for low-income homeowners who need help maintaining or modifying their home. Projects primarily focus on health and safety needs, as well as weatherization improvements. Volunteers have been working on projects ranging from installation of aluminum ramps, to replacing doors and windows, to updating bathrooms to be handicap accessible. The Habitat mission is to see that everyone has access to a decent and affordable place to live.
HFHNCI is currently building a home in Garner, renovating two homes in Mason City, and working on three home repair projects throughout its six-county region. Anyone interested in volunteering, making a donation, or finding out more information about Habitat for Humanity is encouraged to call the Habitat office at (641) 424-8978. Those who want to volunteer can register online calendar at: http://bit.ly/VolunteerwithHFHNCI.
About Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa
Habitat for Humanity NCI is a not-for-profit ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that utilizes volunteer labor and donations to build or renovate simple, decent, and affordable houses for applicants in need throughout the region. Habitat qualifies families and individuals who are unable to get approved through a bank loan, and gives them low interest loans to pay for the materials needed. Habitat also operates a ReStore, a home improvement discount outlet that sells new and gently used construction materials, furniture, home décor, sports equipment, and other various donated merchandise to the public. 517 1st Street NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-424-8978, www.habitatnci.org Serving: Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties.