2019 Dakota Blitz 3:10
A group fundraising campaign for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.
About This Campaign
Our volunteers have similar roots as to how they came together as a group to participate in Habitat for Humanity projects. Many of the volunteers are either current or past employees of Honeywell, or are a family member of a Honeywell employee.
In 1995, Honeywell established a partnership with Habitat for Humanity consisting of financial, in-kind donations, and volunteer support of Honeywell employees from around the world.
In 1996 and 1997 Honeywell sponsored a number of employees to participate in Jimmy Carter Work Project Habitat for Humanity builds in Vacs, Hungary and Pikeville, Kentucky.
Honeywell stepped up its support of Habitat for Humanity and sponsored its first Honeywell CEO Blitz Build in 1998 in Minneapolis. More than 500 Honeywell volunteers from around the world in cooperation with the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity affiliate built four houses in 18 days. In 1999 the Blitz Build moved to Glendale, AZ where five houses were built in twelve days. The momentum continued and in 2000 the Honeywell volunteers built five houses over a two-week period in Albuquerque, NM. This pattern of commitment continued and included builds in Snoqualmie, WA (2 homes); Richmond, VA (4 homes), and South Bend, IN (4 homes). Honeywell’s support of Habitat for Humanity has seen many changes over the years including different approaches in how Honeywell addressed its community involvement efforts. A new strategy that provides a broader level of support across fewer organizations rather than focusing in on many charities resulted in Honeywell supporting its last CEO Blitz Build in 2003.
Blitz Home Builders was formed by a dedicated group of volunteers that could not allow the tradition of the annual blitz build to end and in 2004 we built 2 ½ homes in Madison, WI.
Every year, between Blitz Builds, the volunteers spend considerable time supporting their hometown affiliates and further developing their skills. The volunteers eagerly anticipate the annual Blitz Builds and the great sense of teamwork and camaraderie that has developed amongst the volunteers over the years. Some of the volunteers from the original build in Vacs, Hungary are still “hooked” and many of the volunteers have participated in most of the builds since 1996.
This journey has resulted in a very close-knit team of dedicated and experienced volunteers.
We need your help because they are COMING TO LAKE AGASSIZ HABITAT IN 2019! We are going to build 3 houses in 10 days with 3 local families.
If you would like more information on how to help email Pete at email@example.com.
raised of $700,000 goal
Campaign to Support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. LAHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. We partner with local businesses, churches and volunteers to help build homes with qualifying families. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Most importantly, partner families play a large role in the building of the home. They invest 250 hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. They also make interest-free mortgage payments which go into a fund that is used to build more houses.
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At Habitat for Humanity, our vision is a world where every man, woman and child lives in a home that allows them to be healthy, safe and provides them the opportunity to thrive. With the help of thousands of donors and volunteers, we’ve made this vision a reality for 60 families in the FM area and 37 international families. But, our work is far from finished. There are thousands of families in our area alone that long for a decent place to live.
In 2019, we will be taking on a project that’s never been done in our area before, building 3 homes…in 10 days! From June 19-29th, we will be building homes that will outlast us all and help families thrive for generations to come!
BUT…we need YOUR help.
This will be a HUGE project for us and the entire FM area, but the homes will not build themselves. To make this a success, we will need some fantastic partners to help us with:
- Fundraising. To help raise $700,000 to fund these 3 homes.
o $50,000 will be used as a tithe to build 11 international homes.
o If we raise more, we can build more!
- Volunteers. To help plan, promote, feed & build. 1,200-1,500 will be needed.
- Food sponsors. To feed 100 volunteers, per day.
- Hospitality sponsors. To help keep volunteers hydrated and provide snacks.
- Media sponsors. To help promote this awesome event & entertain onsite volunteers.
Joining us in this effort is the Blitz Home Builders, a group of volunteers from around the country, who share our vision of helping families build their way out of poverty. Out of nearly 1400 Habitat affiliates, this group selected Fargo for their 2019 project and we can’t thank them enough. The Blitz Home Builders will bring their expertise in blitz builds (70+ homes) to help us with the coordination and implementation of this awesome project. To learn more, visit www.blitzhomebuilders.org.
Join us and help 3 more families have a place to call home!