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Charitable seeds growing in New London

A good deed often leads to another. And another. In New London, the spirit of volunteering and charitable giving has been steadily growing. The community is benefiting from the generosity of Joe Van Alstine and his wife, Lori Dehlinger Van Alstine. Their passion for the community runs deep, and they’ve provided for legacy gifts in […]

Rock the Block’s non-numbers even more impressive

Guest post from Ryan Roth Community Development Manager  Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity Two years ago, 500 hundred volunteers worked together in one neighborhood out of a desire to spend their efforts in a worthy cause — to improve a neighborhood for residents who were unable physically and/or financially to make the necessary repairs […]

Marsha’s house before and after

Posted on Sep 23, 2015, by

September 23, 2015 I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for the hard work that they did for me during Rock the Block. My property was the second-biggest project in the program. As I watched all the weeds disappear and the new paint appear on my fence, the rust become a beautiful white railing. My […]

Last Day at Marsha’s House

Posted on Sep 22, 2015, by

September 19, 2015, was the big, and final “project day” at many homes during Habitat’s Rock the Block blitz, including Marsha Jenks’ house. The volunteers, including our President/CEO, Curt Detjen, had a great time working side-by-side with Marsha. Here are photos from the day. Watch for Marsha’s final journal entry tomorrow!   Homeowner Marsha Jenks shared […]

More hands join in

Posted on Sep 21, 2015, by

September 18, 2015 Today I met more new people who came to Rock my Block. What a bunch of wonderful folks. They are making a lot of progress today on the garage and fence. The pressure washing has been completed and two sides of the garage are finished. We’re all hoping that it doesn’t rain anymore […]