A steering committee has been formed in Chatfield to bring Habitat for Humanity to our community.
Habitat for Humanity's mission is to eliminate sub-standard housing and homelessness by partnering with community members to build simple, decent houses. Habitat uses volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials to build affordable homes with financially eligible partner families, and then sells the homes to those families using no-interest loans.
In 1994, Habitat for Humanity Winona County was formed. In 2009 it built its first home in Fillmore County, and in 2010 officially expanded its service area to become Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties. The organization has built 48 homes through 2013. Chatfield's new Habitat committee will operate as a part of Habitat Winona-Fillmore
To begin their fund raising they will have a Rummage/Antique/Bake Sale and free-will donation soup lunch. This event will be part of the Chill Fest celebration in Chatfield on Saturday, January 25th.
The event will be held at the United Methodist Church, 124 Winona St. S.E., from 9:00-1:00 p.m.