Habitat For Humanity breaks ground on first home in Arcadia

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) – Habitat For Humanity broke ground in Arcadia for the first time. Habitat partnered with the city to purchase the lot on East Wilson Avenue.

Habitat leaders say building a home in a new place means building new relationships.

“It’s always such a wonderful feeling when you can bring that idea of safe affordable housing to a new community and one of the things that we do when we start building a home is, we start connecting with all the people in the community,” Exec. Dir. Kahya Fox said.

Habitat expects the Arcadia build to take between 9-10 months.

Habitat’s Board of Directors recently approved a future homeowner for the property. The board believes the new home will provide a life-changing opportunity for this family.

Community members are invited to join Habitat at the groundbreaking to learn more about the organization, the project, and the importance of safe, affordable housing.

Habitat homes are completed with the help of local volunteers. Each home is constructed with the help of approximately 175 volunteers donating almost 2,500 volunteer hours. “We will be in Arcadia throughout the summer and into the fall,” says Construction Manager, Jeremy Reed. “We will need a lot of help from the community to build this home.” Community members interested in volunteering are encouraged to go to Habitat’s website at www.habitatlacrosse.org to learn more and sign up.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that partners with homeowners and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. For more information, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.habitatlacrosse.org or call 608-785-2373.

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