2018 Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

2018 Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

About This Campaign

Habitat for Humanity’s ministry offers a unique opportunity for people to experience their faith in action and to see the hands of God at work outside the four walls of a worship space.

A Faith Build is an opportunity for Habitat and Faith based communities to partner together to build a home for a local family through prayer, volunteerism, and financial support. It is our firm belief that every faith can be put into action.

All of the up front costs to pay for the construction of the Faith Build home will come from the local faith community. Our Lead Faith Partner for this home is Thrivent Financial who is generously providing a matching grant in the amount of  $65,000 which is half the cost of a Habitat home.  All other faith based organizations who financially contribute to this home will have their donations matched dollar-for-dollar by Thrivent Financial.  Our Contributing Faith Partners to date include the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Celebration Church, Central Church, Knights of Columbus No 7498, Resurrection Catholic Parish and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Liz and her children (pictured above) will be the family to purchase this Faith Build home. They attend St. Mark Lutheran Church in De Pere.  Her home will be the third home of five homes that will be built on Western Avenue on Green Bay's west side. Liz shares the following about what brought her and her family to apply for Habitat's Homeownership Program:

"My name is Elizabeth. I am a single mother of two - Jordaan who is 15 and Yasmine who just turned 13. What brought us to Habitat? I guess you can sit it was more like "who" brought us to Habitat? It was almost 8 years ago as of today that someone who loved to volunteer at Habitat filled me in on the requirements and date of an application meeting. I attended a meeting and unfortunately did not qualify because I did not make enough money. A few years later I ran into that "who" again and decided to try again. And, guess what?! This time we made it!

And I say, "we" because my kids have been my rock and foundation to keep me going on this long process. I have had a health scare and we have moved three times over the years due to apartment issues with bugs, mold, noise or inadequate space. Through it all the kids and I have been turning the negatives into positive. We've kept pushing forward.  And push can otherwise be known as PRAY until something happens. 

We are looking forward to doing this as a family. We are excited to be surrounded by other great Habitat families where our home will be built too. It means a lot to us that we all have similar situations and believe in healthy living and a safe environment for our children. As a family my children and I are looking forward to our first backyard! Their whole lives they've never had a backyard to play in. It's always been a strip of grass in our apartment complex or parking lot which came with it's own danger. The kids can't wait to have their own bedrooms that they can pain and decorate too. A home where they can go to sleep peacefully without the constant stress of apartment living. 

In closing, and with God's grace, I know that all things are possible. We choose to let our faith be bigger than our fear."

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1264 Western Avenue
  • Green Bay, WI 54303
  • USA

Lead Faith Partner

  • Thrivent Financial

Contributing Faith Partners

  • Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay
  • Celebration Church
  • Central Church
  • Knights of Columbus No 7498
  • Resurrection Catholic Parish
  • St. Paul's United Methodist
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Campaign to Support Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is part of a global,nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks toput God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. GreaterGreen Bay Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housinglocally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preservinghomes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providingtraining and access to resources to help families improve their shelterconditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man,woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity andsafety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter ofconscience and action for all.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Gail Hohenstein
Gail Hohenstein
7.75
Jeff Carels
Jeff Carels
7.75
Thomas Filter
Thomas Filter
7.75
Collett Mitchell
Collett Mitchell
7.75
Tracy Cisneroz
Tracy Cisneroz
7.75
Shannon Sjoquist
Shannon Sjoquist
7.75
Christine Bekyir
Christine Bekyir
7.75
Maria Rein
Maria Rein
7.75
Carolyn Zey
Carolyn Zey
1
John MacDonald
John MacDonald
7.75
Donna Melendy
Donna Melendy
1
Shannon Wienandt
Shannon Wienandt
7.75
Roxy De Cleene
Roxy De Cleene
15.5
Thomas Matuszewski
Thomas Matuszewski
15.5
Beth Haasl
Beth Haasl
1
Charles Rollman
Charles Rollman
7.75
Jon Pahl
Jon Pahl
7.75
T. J. Sorensen
T. J. Sorensen
7.75
Wanda Matuszewski
Wanda Matuszewski
7.75
Jennifer Grell
Jennifer Grell
7.75
Lori Bartz
Lori Bartz
7.75
Joseph gagnon
Joseph gagnon
7.75
Gerald Norz
Gerald Norz
2
David Thie
David Thie
7.75
Jennifer Maier
Jennifer Maier
7.75
Mindy Gardner
Mindy Gardner
7.75
Sheila De Luca
Sheila De Luca
7.75
Chris Thetreau
Chris Thetreau
7.75
Austin Berry
Austin Berry
7.75
corey reyment
corey reyment
7.75
Andrew Ryczek
Andrew Ryczek
7.75
Brian Berry
Brian Berry
7.75
Jon Verstegen
Jon Verstegen
7.75
Mark Spielbauer
Mark Spielbauer
38.75
Jennifer Warner
Jennifer Warner
7.75
Hannah Warner
Hannah Warner
7.75
Jordon Campbell
Jordon Campbell
15.5
Brad Jensen
Brad Jensen
7.75
Matthew Prichard-Jensen
Matthew Prichard-Jensen
15.5
William Adkins
William Adkins
7.75
Gary Van Handel
Gary Van Handel
31.25
Matthew Kaczmarek
Matthew Kaczmarek
N/A
Corday Goddard
Corday Goddard
1
Kristina Spielbauer
Kristina Spielbauer
1
Thomas Monteverde
Thomas Monteverde
7.75
Jim Maenner
Jim Maenner
7.75
Mark Boland
Mark Boland
7.75
Scott Barrett
Scott Barrett
7.75
Mike VanBeckum
Mike VanBeckum
7.75
Alina Redko
Alina Redko
47.5
Dan Goron
Dan Goron
7.75
Glenn Landis
Glenn Landis
7.75
Don Ropson
Don Ropson
15.5
Van Stevens
Van Stevens
7.75
John Krohn
John Krohn
7.75
Anna Merry
Anna Merry
7.75
Colleen Boland
Colleen Boland
1
Ank Kleis
Ank Kleis
7.75
Randall Gazdik
Randall Gazdik
7.75
tony flores
tony flores
7.75
Susan Kleis
Susan Kleis
8.75
Bridget Flad Daniels
Bridget Flad Daniels
7.75
Jack E. Larson
Jack E. Larson
7.75
Pete Mchugh
Pete Mchugh
7.75
Jordon Campbell
Jordon Campbell
23.25
Brittany Schmidt
Brittany Schmidt
15.5
Wyatt Druar
Wyatt Druar
7.75
maksim redko
maksim redko
7.75
David Sauvey
David Sauvey
7.75
Charles Krueger
Charles Krueger
7.75
Willow Stewart
Willow Stewart
7.75
Matthew Harper
Matthew Harper
7.75
Brenda Van Handel
Brenda Van Handel
15.5
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