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

March 2014
Save the Date!
The ReStore in New Richmond is open to the public and is looking for your donations!
901b N Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017
Cars for Homes 
Cars for Homes helps us build decent, affordable homes. 

What can you donate?

  • Car
  • Truck
  • Boat
  • RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Construction or farm equipment
  • Any other vehicle, running or not!
call 1.877.277.4344
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
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

Last year over 650 volunteers at St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity donated over 17,000 hours of their time to help change lives.  We have opportunities available for all skill levels at the Eco-Village worksite, at the ReStore in  New Richmond  and starting this spring and with our anticipated "Brush with Kindness" rehab program we will have even more opportunities to help change lives. Volunteer today! What better way to start the new year than volunteering. Contact us now at 715.425.5623

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has already helped 86adults and 178 children within our 58 quality homes in local cities throughout the St. Croix and Pierce Counties and also supported construction of 41 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
Joel Palmquist- Construction Manager

Anyone volunteering at a build site knows Joel Palmquist, SCVHFH's full-time construction-site supervisor. He had been helping Habitat for many years before accepting the position formally in 2008.

A carpenter and former university employee, he began volunteering to build Habitat houses 27 years ago after a couple he heard speak at church uprooted themselves to start a Habitat in Utah. Their actions inspired him.

Besides volunteering for most builds in St. Croix Valley, he also served on the board and chaired the construction committee. Joel says he enjoys seeing everyone work as a team and that the homes make a big difference in people's lives, especially children's.

His duties consist of leading home construction, partnering with volunteers, donors and materials suppliers to keep construction moving!



Volunteer of the Month
Carol Merriman, Vice President

Carol Merriman retired from Andersen Corporation after 29 years. She spends a lot of her time now volunteering for her church and other groups. Many years ago "I signed up to work on a Habitat house through work.... and I was hooked! I took every opportunity Andersen allowed to help on weekend builds and more recently Womens' Builds and blitz builds with Twin City Habitat....Volunteering, working to help others in need, is the main reason I retired (I didn't have time for work!)" 

She has been a board member since 2007, President for 3 years, and currently Vice President. 




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 

A Brush With Kindness
We are happy to announce the Board of Directors agreed to move forward the Brush with Kindness program at the SCV Habitat for Humanity!
A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services. Watch for future details about the Brush with Kindness program.

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