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

May 2014
Habitat Updates
       Tool Drive

Spring in here and that means spring cleaning! Don't throw away your tools, donate them!


St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the River Falls School District and local churches to host a tool drive.

Dates will be announced soon.



Items accepted:

*Gardening Tools
*Building Tools
*Yard Materials


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


Dennis Schmidt
Project Specialist
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

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity invites you to attend the celebration of home dedication 8, 9, and 10.

Eco-Village number 8, Smith Family, 164 S Apollo Rd
Eco-Village number 9, MacTavish Family, 166 S Apollo Rd
Eco-Village number 10, Tamminga Family, 168 S Apollo Rd
May 18th at 2:00 p.m. 
Ground breaking on Eco-Village homes 11, 12, 13, 14 will also take place on May 18th.
St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has also been selected for a Thrivent Build. This will be home number 13 of the Eco-Village and the Family Partner is Mary Voje.
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
Dennis Schmidt-Project Specialist

Dennis worked for the Andersen Window Corporation for 37 years and retired in January 2014. He has been involved with Habitat for Humanity since 2003 volunteering through the Andersen Corp. starting out as a worker bee volunteer and working his way up to the house lead, doing Blitz Builds in Virginia, Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 2010, he was also involved with the Jimmy Carter Work Project in St. Paul, MN. 


In 2009, Dennis became involved with St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity and has served on the Construction Committee. Shortly after retiring, he became a full time employee, Project Specialist, with St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity.


"We are here to serve so I encourage everyone to find their cause and support it."


He is married to Bonnie, has three children, and 4 grandchildren.


Volunteer of the Month
Dan Randall

Dan Randall, 3M Retiree, has been with St Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity for over 8 years. He has organized the Shepherd Valley Lutheran Church Build Partnerships blitz weeks for many years and this year they are helping out a week in May, July, and September.

He has given many temple talks and presentations to groups about Habitat as well as working many booths to promote our Organization. He has volunteered with different builds/affiliates and has served on the Public Relations committee in the past. 


In addition to volunteering with Habitat, he also writes and speaks about stress management, works with boy scouts on Eagle projects, serves on the Town Parks Committee, provides medical First Responder support at his church, and participates in mission work at a children's home in Honduras.

He is such an inspirational man and pleasure to have around.






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. The initial Brush with Kindness focus will be in the New Richmond and Glenwood City areas. Please call us if you want more information 715.245.5623

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