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

January 2014
ReStore in New Richmond
Check out the ReStore in New Richmond. 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  The proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world. 
Located at: 
901B N Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017
Become a VISTA

SCV Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce an AmeriCorps VISTA position available at our local affiliate! We are currently recruiting for a Resource Development full year VISTA, starting in April, 2014.

Contact: Susan Capparelli, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity 715-425-5623 susan.capparelli@scvhabitat.org
Buy your 2014 Calendar! 
We are selling 2014 Habitat calendars for $5. Please contact us if you want to purchase one.
Call Andy at 715-246-4441
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 Pavlis 


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

Happy New Year!
We were successful in completing 7 homes in 2013. Thank you for all of your support in 2013! We are hoping for an even more successful and engaged 2014!
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
Debbie Murtha-Office Manager 
Debbie Murtha has worked as SCVHFH's full-time Office Coordinator since 2008. To Habitat's good fortune, Debbie answered the call for an office expert who can juggle a lot of tasks and wear many hats. She grew up in River Falls, attended UW-River Falls and worked 12 years managing a New Richmond builder's office. Besides managing a retail store earlier in her career, Debbie taught school for a year in the Academy building, Habitat's former office location. She and husband Mike have been married 36+ years and have three, adult children. Debbie works hard doing it all, from processing homeowner payments and organizing volunteers to answering phones and helping applicants. 

Volunteer of the Month
Fred Benson

Fred Benson is the stepfather of Linnann Pearson, who is the new owner of house 7 of the River Falls Eco-Village. Fred was active in helping build Linnann's home (2nd Thrivent Financial home).

He began volunteering in March of 2013 and has over 150 hours for the year. While volunteering, he makes a point to greet others he hasn't yet met and makes them feel welcomed. He tackles every task needed, and he is humble about his abilities. He is a blessing to have at the Eco-Village site. He plans to continue to volunteer in 2014 but is taking a well-deserved break due to the cold weather.

Fred owned the hardware store in River Falls for many years. The opportunity to sell came at the right time and he retired. He still enjoys hardware stores and is known to stop in at the River Falls hardware store, grab a bag of popcorn, and walk the aisles while visiting staff. 

Schwan's Fundraiser
Help us build homes through Schwan's! For every purchase, Schwan's will donate 20% in support of our campaign.  If you purchase an e-certificate, Schwan's will donate 40% to our campaign.
Click here for more information 

Cars for Homes
When you donate a car to Cars for Homes, you will help the St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity build and rehabilitate houses with families in need of affordable shelter. 

If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction. Lastly, recycling your car saves energy and natural resources.


What can you donate?

  • Car
  • Truck
  • Boat
  • RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Construction or farm equipment
  • Any other vehicle, running or not!
call 1-877-277-4344

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