Paul Mans Memorial Build
need $26,000 to completely fund our
100th Habitat Home. Click
here to watch a short video about
Heather and her family!
Heather Aanes and her two daughters
(Lilly, 13 and Ava, 11) live in
Brainerd. Though Heather suffers
from paralyzing MS, she declines
disability and opts to work
full-time as a caseworker.
Currently, this family lives in a
non-handicap accessible home where
Heather must rely heavily on her
daughters' help. From her
wheelchair, her current living
situation makes using the bathroom
or turning the stove off without
burning her forearms a daily
In 1990, Paul Mans, Sister Vivian
Arts, and Pastor Paul LeDuc of the
First Congregational Church founded
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity and
broke ground for the first home in
Brainerd. To celebrate the
life of this man who dedicated so
much to fighting against poverty
housing, LAHFH would like to
dedicate our 100th home in his
here to read more about this special
build and get involved.
JULY 24, 2015
8:00am-12:00pm morning shift
12:00-12:30 lunch break
12:30-4:30 afternoon shift
*You can work one or both shifts
Ever wanted to build with
Habitat, but never felt comfortable to
Now’s your chance!
Email or call for more details
and to sign up today!
begins Monday, July 13th
Contact Julie at
218-828-8517 to get involved!
Jake have 6 children: Chloe (14), Rory
(10), Remy (6), and baby Elijah.
Not pictured: Samantha (20) and
Amber has lived in Brainerd her whole
life and she and Jake want to raise
their children here. Hard working
members of the community, they
participate in all their children's
activities. They need a home, in Amber's
words, where things actually work.
We are only $5,000 away from our
the rest of their story or to donate to
this family in need, please click
Joleen Matten and her three children
Zacharay (10), Keiauna (8), and Karter
She and her children are currently
living with her grandmother and mother
in a small house at the far east of side
of Brainerd. There, she and her
children sleep on mattresses on the
unfinished basement concrete floor. She
is grateful to have a roof over her
head, but looks forward to being in a
home that will provide finished rooms
and the space a family deserves to
thrive in and grow.
Joleen’s home is sponsored by
Essentia/St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Brainerd and is set to begin on August
here to read their story and get