We had a great time once again working with our friends at Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area. This time, we put a roof on this Habitat home being built in Reedsburg. We also want to congratulate the McCarthy Family as they get settled into their new home!
An article was featured in the Baraboo News Republic recently to highlight that the Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin River Area (HFHWRA) celebrated handing the keys over to the 85th house it has built. We are thrilled and honored to partner with GAF and Habitat for Humanity to give back to our community!
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Habitat for Humanity celebrates milestone home built for family of 5 in Reedsburg
A family of five has a new home in Reedsburg that they helped build thanks to the efforts of a number of local volunteers.
On Saturday morning Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin River Area (HFHWRA) celebrated handing the keys over to the 85th house it has built to a local family on Fourth Street in Reedsburg.
Ground broke on the home last April, HFHWRA executive director Morgan Pfaff said, and was completed with the help of more than 100 volunteers giving more than 2,000 hours of their time.
Jess and Mike McCarthy accepted the keys to their new home in Reedsburg on Saturday morning with a packed house of volunteers and community members. The couple helped with more than 500 hours of volunteering to build their future home.
Prorok sits on the HFHWRA board and is the family mentor, assisting homeowners with all the things they’ll need help with as new homeowners.
“But Jess said right away, ‘We’re going to do this’ and ‘It’s going to work for us,” Mike McCarthy said. “I really just want to thank my wife for pushing me to do this.”
Both Jess and Mike McCarthy said they were excited to be a part of the community.
Pfaff said 104 volunteers helped build the house, working 2,214 hours with the McCarthy’s doing 510 hours of work on the house themselves.
“This will make the home especially energy efficient and the utilities affordable,” Pfaff said.
Art Connection is a program in which HFHWRA has a local artist donate a piece of artwork to the family moving into a new home. On Saturday, the McCarthy family received a piece of stained glass artwork donated by local artist John Crahen.
“We’re looking for more help with this new home in Wisconsin Dells as we continue our mission,” Pfaff said.
“The McCarthy family will be soon be turning this house into a home,” HFHWRA board president Robin Crow said. “This place is the next part of their journey as a family.”