On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, more than 200 youth representing eight different Mitchell churches will go door to door to collect donations for Mitchell Habitat’s annual Living Quarters drive. Participants will include youth leaders, middle school and high school students from Mitchell Wesleyan Church, Northridge Baptist Church, First Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, First Reformed Church, Holy Family and Holy Spirit Catholic Churches, First United Methodist Church, and Fusion.
“We are so grateful for the passion and energy these students possess, and for their willingness to help us raise money for a great cause,” said Anessa Klumb, Mitchell Habitat executive director. “We are looking forward to a fun night! Every donation will be used to repair or build homes with families in need of safe, decent, and affordable shelter in our area.”
The students will collect funds in Living Quarters paint cans from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Last year’s Living Quarters drive raised more than $4,000 to benefit Mitchell Habitat’s mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need of shelter in Davison and Hanson Counties.
Since 2001, Mitchell Habitat has built or repaired more than 20 homes in Davison and Hanson counties in cooperation with volunteers, businesses, and qualified partner families. The organization is currently selecting it’s next future homeowner for a new build, located in Mitchell, and provided exterior repairs for two homes this summer. Partner families must meet strict income and credit requirements to qualify for Habitat for Humanity programs. New homeowners also complete 200-400 hours of “sweat equity” working on their homes and the homes of others. When the home is completed, they purchase their homes from Habitat with an affordable mortgage.