October 13, 2014The Faith Fire concert group has taken the non-traditional route of volunteering. This group collectively put together an event to raise money for Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity. This is what the MAHFH President, Diane Wolf, had to say about it: "The reason this was such a special event for our group was that this Christian rock band did ALL the work. They contacted us and promoted the event through ads, press releases, posters, and radio promos. The concert included testimonials from one of our partner families, our Build Chair, and myself. We also had a silent auction, which raised funds. Not only did this event create publicity for our organization, but it also raised over $4100 for our group and it was a GREAT concert."
June 17, 2014Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity is now a participating organization in Thrivent Choice, a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its grant funds each year. MAHFH is listed in their online catalog. Members may direct Choice Dollars to MAHFH where the money will be used to help further our mission. Simply go to Thrivent.com/Choice or call 1-800-847-4836 to sign up, direct your Choice Dollars to MAHFH, or learn more about the program. Thank you for your support!
April 15, 2014Would you like to spend an evening singing along to some of your favorite Christian rock songs? Would you like to hear the Faith Lutheran Praise Band play at an event that you can enjoy with family and friends? Faith Lutheran Church will be hosting a Faith Fire benefit concert for Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 2 at 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church (207 South Cherry Avenue). Everyone is invited to this family event! Come and hear great music to raise money for an important cause!
March 18, 2014Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity is now a participating organization in AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop Amazon.com and participate in AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com to sign up, designate MAHFH as your charitable organization, or learn more about the program.
January 21, 2014Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications from low income families in the Marshfield and Spencer areas whose current housing is in substandard condition. Qualified applicants must have an income to support monthly mortgage payments of approximately $550 and must be unable to obtain a conventional mortgage loan. The applicants must be willing to contribute 250 hours of agreed work activities ("sweat equity") per adult family member and to participate in Habitat homeowner education sessions.
MAHFH invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to build homes with families in need. MAHFH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicapping condition, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, or sources of income. Families interested in applying or learning more about this program need only contact us! Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity is losing a very special construction manager. Don Zais is stepping down as the coordinator after overseeing builds for 12 families and two rehabilitated homes. His wealth of information, organizational skills, dedication to Habitat, and his personal concern for our families will be truly missed. Don has donated many, many long hours of hard work.
We are changing our planning and construction processes. MAHFH relies primarily on volunteers to do the majority of building our homes, but we need someone with building expertise to oversee this process and give guidance to our volunteers. We are seeking a new Build Chair/Coordinator. If you are interested in contracting with us as a general contractor and carpenter, please contact us or phone Don Zais at (715) 384-8748 for more specific information.
January 21, 2014Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for a new Development Chair/Coordinator. This member will help us achieve our fundraising goals through activities such as phone calls, meetings, online research, city and county agencies, making new connections and renewing existing connections, contacting new businesses to build new relationships, and attending area association and business events. This member will create, document, implement, oversee, and execute a sustainable marketing and outreach strategy designed to increase unrestricted revenue. This member will coordinate and/or participate in public speaking engagements to recruit volunteers and increase community and donor awareness of MAHFH. If non-profit development is your passion please contact us!