Meet the Spaid Family!

Meet the Spaid Family! Most parents raise their children with a goal to be successful in life. They teach their children basic life skills, how to overcome challenges, and to eventually live independently. Sean and Amy are doing just that with their 2 young girls. However, they have an additional “worry” for their oldest daughter,…

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Meet the Guevara Family!

Imagine growing up in a small town surrounded by family and friends and a community where children walk to Grandma’s house or help with the garden in the back yard: where parents can take their children on a bike ride or push them on a swing. That is the childhood experience that Kim had and…

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Meet the Mancillas Family!

When Ashley became pregnant with their first child at age 15, her parents helped out.  A difficult time for anyone much less when a pregnant teenager.  Things turned dark for Ashley a few years later when her parents split up/divorced.  Her response to that was to connect with a crowd who did meth and so…

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Meet Our New Development Director!

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that we’ve hired Lori Rubin as our Development Director, effective January 3, 2022. “We at Habitat are excited to welcome Lori to our team and look forward to working together to bring more families home!” says Kevin Pelkey, Executive Director. Lori comes to us with many…

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Meet Desiree Thoemke!

A parent’s dream is to have the resources to properly raise children: a safe home; enough money to feed and clothe the kids; enough spare money to have fun things to share with kids; to watch them grow into thriving young adults. For Desiree, that is all a dream.  While things were on a good…

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Meet Lori Hannahs

Lori Hannahs is partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build stability, security, and self-reliance. When asked about her new Habitat home, Lori said she is most excited about being able to have friends and family over, to entertain, to have her daughter and son-in-law visit.  “I would love to unpack my life which…

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Earth Day Recycle Event

The ReStore, in conjunction with Common Goods and GreenForest Recycling are working together in celebration of Earth Day. Our Earth Day Recycle Event is going to be held Saturday, April 24 at the Habitat ReStore from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sort your items to donate and/or recycle and join us at the ReStore for brats provided…

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Summer 2021 AmeriCorps Position Available – Apply Now!

We are so excited to announce that we’ve been awarded an AmeriCorps Member – Summer Construction Volunteer Facilitator. Position summary The Construction Volunteer Facilitator would assist the construction manager with all aspects of construction and onsite volunteer coordination of possibly 100 volunteers throughout the summer. We are planning on 2 new builds in Brainerd for…

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Meet the Fearing Family!

Alyssia Fearing is partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build strength, security, and hope. “I want, more than anything in this world, to give my kids a life that I wasn’t able to have. I want them to know deep down that their mom has and will continue to do everything I can…

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Meet the York Family

“We are so excited to build our forever home and not have to worry about moving from place to place.” Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with Brandon and Tiffany York. They have been working on bettering their lives for the past year. In the past year and a half, they have…

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