Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Wins Larson Manufacturing’s “Home – Let’s Create One Together” Sweepstakes

Leaders from Larson Manufacturing, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, and Habitat for Humanity International announced on September 5th that Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has won the “Home – Let’s Create One Together” Sweepstakes.

The cost of a Habitat home will be donated to the organization, which is in its 33rd year of fulfilling a Christian purpose of building homes, communities, and hope in Brown County.

The “Home – Let’s Create One Together” sweepstakes is a two-part contest. The individual winner received a $1,000 home makeover and selected a Habitat for Humanity affiliate to win a home build. This year’s winner, Kim Schroeder of Warrens, Wisconsin, selected Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

“Giving back to our communities is a key part of the LARSON culture, and we have supported Habitat for Humanity for many years. This gift will help advance Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope,” said Jeff Rief, CEO of Larson Manufacturing.

Larson Manufacturing has been a Habitat for Humanity partner for decades, donating countless doors, dollars and volunteer hours, in addition to hosting Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanners.

On September 5th, Larson Manufacturing, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, and Habitat for Humanity International shared the great news in front of a crowd at Bart Starr Plaza. The announcement also fell on National Cheese Pizza Day, so the event featured free pizza and refreshments to celebrate the news.

“This announcement will impact our organization and Habitat’s reach in the community. We are excited to share this news about this incredible opportunity,” says Cora Haltaufderheid, Executive Director of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

Founded in 1987, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is part of a global nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Brown County, Wisconsin, by constructing homes for qualified homebuyers to help families improve their lives. Greater  Learn more at greenbayhabitat.org and restoregb.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The Habitat program provides benefits to our partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue. The Habitat program does not give houses away. Families must spend “sweat equity” hours helping to build their home, pay a $900 down payment and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build the home and the 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To see what we’re working on now, check out our Current Builds page!

Habitat homes are build according to these three standard principles:

  1. Simple:
    Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
  2. Decent:
    Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
  3. Affordable:
    The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

The first step in becoming a Habitat homeowner is to attend an informational Application Meeting. At the informational session, you will find out about our program, see what a typical Habitat home looks like, and learn how to accurately complete your application. Applicants and co-applicants must attend a meeting to receive an application; you will have 30 days from that date to turn in your completed application and required documents.  This meeting will take approximately 1 hour.  The application process takes approximately 60-90 days from the date Habitat receives your completed application. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact familyservices@greenbayhabitat.org.