Croft and Dudek speak to Wautoma Kiwanis

Denise Dudek and Kathy Croft from Habitat for Humanity spoke to the Wautoma Kiwanis during the club’s breakfast meeting at Culvers on Sept. 14. Croft told the club that Habitat for Humanity is an International entity, they don’t give away free homes and they promote Dignity and Hope, they offer a Hand UP not a Hand out. Habitat offers interest free mortgages with a $1,000 down payment and sweat equity to people who qualify. Waushara County is part of the new merged affiliates with Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties since 2013. The three counties have built 20 homes since the merge. Currently, Habitat for Humanity is working on three different homes for families still to be decided. One home will be in Montello, another is being built in Westfield with the help of Westfield High School students, and a third location is still to be determined. A basement and garage are considered a must for houses in Wisconsin and value of the houses are between $100,000 to $115,000. Croft also told us besides all the volunteer help they receive at the build Habitat also receives donations from Whirlpool, Kohler, Yale Locks, Dow and local businesses for each home built.

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