Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of the 2019 Women Build project and welcome the home’s new owners on Monday, August 26 at 5:30pm.
The home was the result of Habitat’s annual Women Build event, which invites women to devote at least one day during the month of May to help build decent and affordable housing in the community.
Any woman who wants to participate on a build site, network with other women, and fundraise for Habitat is invited to join in. No experience is necessary, and participants work in a collaborative atmosphere under the guidance of construction professionals and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.
The event kicked off in April with a Women in Media Build Day, which invited women from local media outlets to participate on the build site. The final Women Build groups were on the build site mid-June due to weather delays. In total, over 200 women participated in Women Build, and they raised $22,000.
The family that will be buying this year’s Women Build home is the Christnot/DeGroot family – Jasmine, Ryan, and their children.
This is the 115th home Habitat has built and sold to a qualified homebuyer in Brown County. Homeowners have a zero-interest and affordable mortgage that is made possible through generous donations of money, materials, and volunteer labor.
“Owning a home for us means permanency and a strong foundation to raise our children,” says the Christnot/DeGroot family. “This will be the first home for any of us that is truly ours, and it gives us a sense of peace and comfort knowing that we won’t have to rent anymore. We drive past our new home a couple times a week and kids comment on the progress that is being made and discuss what they want their rooms to look like.”
Habitat extends a special Thank You to the sponsors on this home including: HSHS Hospital, Cellcom, LaForce, WPS, Green Bay Packers Give Back, Nicolet Bank, Saranac, BayCare Clinic, Tweet Garot, PAi, Seura, and Denmark State Bank.