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

April 2014
Habitat Updates
Save the Date!
The ReStore in New Richmond is having a 50% off sale to celebrate 4 years of being open.
When: April 12th
9:00 am-2:00 pm
901b N Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017
Cars for Homes 
Did winter ruin your car? We want it! 
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 Skinner


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

The St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has been selected for a Thrivent Build. This will be home number 13 of the Eco-Village and the Family Partner is Mary Voje. 

Congratulations to Robert and Michelle Smith and family for being selected as our Family Partner in number 8.

We will be having home dedications in May for homes 8, 9, and 10! The dates will be announced at a later date. Also in May, we will be breaking ground on homes 11, 12, 13, and 14!

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has already helped 86 adults 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
Jim Cooper- Project Manager

Jim Cooper's involvement in home building spans more than 25 years. He has been a general contractor, builder, sales and marketing vice president for a major log home company, seminar developer and presenter, construction consultant and a writer/ photographer on homebuilding. As a builder, he earned an Award for Excellence from the local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. He was an early experimenter in the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) to improve energy efficiency and speed construction. He once directed the construction of a 2,600 square-foot log home in the rotunda of Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.  His book Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home has been a top-selling book in the home planning category at Amazon.com. His column "Savvy Builder" has appeared regularly in Log Home Living magazine since 1992. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of the US Green Building Council and Passive House Alliance US.  



Volunteer of the Month
John Hackbarth

John started with the St Croix Valley Habitat in May of 2010. He became involved with starting and opening the Habitat ReStore. He is still on the ReStore board today.

His background involves business and how to open and start a store. He also bought The Gem in New Richmond and completely gutted, cleaned, and restored the entire building for the community to use as a theater and performance arts center.

John is a great asset to the ReStore and pops his head in often! Thanks for your hard work. 





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