Email: restore@lakesareahabitat.org

Category Archives: Family Stories

Family Stories

Dennis Peterson

Scott Hall presenting a “flag” to Dennis Peterson at the house dedication. Scott rode part of the Habitat 500 Bike Ride & raised over $20,000 for Dennis’ build – a Veteran supporting a Veteran. Letter recently received from Greg Meyer Thank you so much. I am so sad I cannot be there for the dedication,…
Read more

Dubray Family

We can’t wait to stay in our “forever” home and not have to move from place to place As a parent, we dream we can give our children a better life than yourself and Lisa Dubray is no different. Her dream to give her children a stable platform of a stable home, has been a…
Read more

Andy, Naveah and Harley Fry

Andy, Naveah and Harley Fry are partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build STABILITY, SECURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE. “I love my dad but I really look forward to the day when I don’t have to share a bedroom with him”. Harley Fry’s words above are really simple on the surface but goes to the…
Read more

Travis and Mary Svoboda

Travis and Mary Svoboda are partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build STABILITY, SECURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE. They are anxious to have bedrooms for everyone, to have a place for all to sleep, to be warm and safe. Travis & Mary know how to get-by. They’ve managed to raise 6 children including 4 adopted…
Read more

Jeremy and Breanna Engholm

Jeremy and Breanna are partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build STABILITY, SCEURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE. “The Journey of Hope, never give up, it will get better” -The Engholm family Their new home on Timbers Drive in Park Rapids will be the beginning of a new chapter for the Jeremy and Breanna Engholm family.…
Read more

Dale and Katie Johnson

Dale and Katie Johnson are partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build SAFETY, SECURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE. “We now have hope and are looking forward to our future as Habitat for Humanity homeowners.” Like any good parents, Dale and Katie want their son to be happy and safe. The Brainerd couple and their 17-year…
Read more

Brandt family

“We want to spend more time with mom!” Those are words every single parent understands…and struggles to find ways to make a reality. That certainly is the case for Tiffany who is raising 5 very active children, ranging in ages from 1 to 15. Tiffany’s life has been a journey through challenges.  She tells of…
Read more

Peterson family

A tragedy transformed into a full circle blessing! Discouragement, uncertainty, despair, places and emotions we may all have experienced but for many this hopelessness clouds their vision to ever see any open door to improve their life. Dennis joined the military shortly after high school. Dennis had many dreams, but life handed him some challenges…
Read more

McMillan-Hintz family

“We want to stop the cycle of dysfunction from our childhood and give our children a better life”  Dysfunction, drugs and alcohol, not the desired environment to live out your childhood. Unfortunately, that was the case for Chad and Renee.   Raising 7 kids is no easy task and Chad and Renee are working hard…
Read more

Martin family

“To finally have a place we can call Home” Oppression, anxiety, depression and not enough resources are challenges in Josh and Breanna face every day. Josh and Breanna knew each other and were friends during high school.  They graduated and they both went their separate ways. Little did they know that once again, their paths…
Read more