Habitat for Humanity of Washington County is expanding into Dodge County and becoming “One Affiliate, Two Counties.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity,” said Russ Wanta, executive director of the expanded affiliate. “We know that Dodge County is blessed with caring communities and great people with many gifts and talents to share. We have been looking toward this partnership for quite a while, so now is a very exciting time for the ministry of Habitat.”

Habitat has already begun its work in Dodge County, shown by the successful completion of “A Brush with Kindness” roofing project in October. The Gagliano family of Mayville was in financial need after a serious car accident injured homeowner Randy and put him out of work. Their home’s weak and damaged roof was in immediate need of replacement and Habitat was more than willing to lend a hand. In the span of two days, volunteers from both Washington and Dodge counties stripped, repaired and reshingled the roof.

A great variety of opportunities are now available to those in Dodge County including:

-- A Brush with Kindness , which encompasses three distinct needs – weatherization, repair and critical needs). It is a home repair service for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners

-- Become a homeowner and purchase a quality, affordable home

-- Habitat ReStore, “The Store That Builds Homes” is hoping to open a second store in Dodge County (in addition to its current West Bend store at 508 N. Main St.

A meeting to learn more about Habitat’s mission will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26, at the TAG Center in Mayville; and at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, at the Beaver Dam Moraine Park Technical College campus in rooms K201-K202.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge counties, or to donate time, resources, or funds call the affiliate office at 262-338-0690, or see www.hfhwashco.org.

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization housing ministry, building simple, quality, affordable homes in partnership with the community and those in need.

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