"A world where everyone has a decent place to live..."

December 2013
7th Eco-Village Home Dedication 
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, Thrivent Builds Homes, and the Linann Pearson Family invite you to attend the celebration dedicating their new home on:

December 15th at 2:00 p.m. 

Linann's address is Eco-Village number 7, 162 S. Apollo Road.
Board of Directors

Dave Meier



Carol Merriman
Vice President 

Don Richards

Bill Stokes

Joan Bartz

Sarah Bruch

Kelly Cain

Rollie Johnson

Peter Kilde

Heather Logelin

Roger Pavils


Joel Palmquist
Construction Manager
Debbie Murtha
Office Manager
Amy Henry
Office Assistant
Annette Hall
Volunteer Coordinator 
Andy Scheiderer
ReStore Manager
Vincent Solorio
Donation Supervisor 
Jason Dale
Pick-Up Coordinator
Brenda Berner
ReStore Office Assistant
Tamra Knight
AmeriCorps VISTA/
E-Newsletter Editor

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity is dedicating its 58th home since 1996.  Community is welcome to attend, please see the notice on the left. This is the 7th of 18 homes of the Eco-Village. This project is projected to be complete in 2015. 

This spring, we anticipate launching the Brush with Kindness Program, a home rehab program for low and moderate income families, which we anticipate will help hundreds of families in the St Croix Valley Habitat's service area. 

Brush with Kindess has shown to be a program that strengthens, builds, and revitalizes communities. 

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has already helped 85 adults and 177 children within our 57 quality homes in local cities throughout the St. Croix and Pierce Counties and also supported construction of 40 homes internationally.
Thank you, community, volunteers, and family partners, for all the support in the past year. You have made building safe, decent, affordable homes a reality in our community.  

Staff of the Month
Susan Capparelli-Development Director 
Susan Capparelli has been a passionate supporter and volunteer of the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity since 2008 when she held a position on the Board and PR Committee. She joined the Habitat staff office in October, 2013. Her background is a broad range within nonprofit and social services with a focus on Administration, Finance and Marketing/Development. Committed to "living justice," Susan is always looking for resourceful ways to create funding to be used for good works that bring about positive community change.

Volunteer of the Month
Randy Feyen
Randy lives in Star Prairie, Wisconsin and has been helping out at the ReStore for 3 years. Randy is a dedicated volunteer at the St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Richmond.  On an average week, Randy volunteers 20+ hours. He started the weekly tradition of "Donut Thursday." If you stop in at the ReStore, you will see him fixing a donation before it goes on the floor to be sold. He truly lightens up the ReStore when he is around. 

For more information about or volunteering with the St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, click here. 

Benefit Performance for Habitat
What: Tony Capparelli will be the guest soloist at a special concert on the UWRF Campus

When: Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Wm. Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Center


Tony will perform works of Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16 and the Piano Sonata in E flat, Opus 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven.   This concert is free and open to the public.  


A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds will go toward building homes throughout St. Croix and Pierce Counties. Contact Kris Tjornehoj for further information, 715-410-7416, Kristin.tjornehoj@uwrf.edu


Happy Holidays!
From everyone at the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity we wish you a peaceful and enjoyable Holiday Season. Stay warm and safe travels! We greatly appreciate your continued and on-going support.

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity
116 E. Elm Street
River Falls, WI 54022

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