A Habitat for Humanity Home for a Veteran
About This Campaign
“I can’t wait to have warm feet!”
That’s a pretty simple request from a pretty amazing man. Ray Lindberg, or “Papa Ray” as he’s known by his 12 grandchildren, is so eager to move out of his cold, drafty trailer home and into a new Habitat for Humanity home with a heated floor. It’s really surprising just how simple things are the big things to look forward to.
Ray’s project is a special one this year – it’s our Veteran Build home. Yes, a project designed to serve the housing needs of one who first served our country. Instead of waiting to be drafted, Ray enlisted in the Army in 1970. When he shipped out, his oldest daughter “cried and cried” and Ray figured he’d never be coming back alive. As things turned out, Ray spent his time in Alaska processing soldiers returning from Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, Ray made his way to Kentucky – a place that made him realize how much he missed Minnesota’s lakes and fishing…and how much he disliked snakes!
Ray’s family is eager to work with other Veterans to help build his new home. And Ray is eager to have warm feet!
On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity supporters, volunteers, donors, and employees will gather for an evening of thanks, gratitude, and fellowship. This year, our goal is to raise enough money to build Veteran Raymond Lindberg’s home. With the cost of homes rising, our goal will be to raise $100,000.00.
You can help us serve someone who first served us by becoming a sponsor for the dinner or simply by making a donation today! View our current sponsors below and make sure to visit their websites by clicking on their logo!
raised of $100,000 goal
Location / Venue
- Mar 19, 2017 12:00 am
Campaign to Support Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Because you, me, we...we're all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
MISSION: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope.
VISION: Carrying out the teachings of Christ, LAHFH strives to ensure that everyone, everywhere has at least a simple, decent place to call home.
ACTION: Partnering with families in need, volunteers build or renovate homes and serve as agents of change throughout the affiliate.
OUTCOME: Working in communities throughout the affiliate, LAHFH helps create a culture wherein affordable housing becomes a matter of conscience.