From The Executive Director’s Desk

The impending winter weather has me wishing that it was summer and I could be spending time out on the Habitat build site with all of you spirited volunteers.  Even though it looks like it will be an eternity before summer is here and we’re back on the build site, it really is only a few short months away.  In the mean time, there are still lots of other ways you can help Habitat.

Consider doubling your impact with Habitat by giving during this year’s Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, February 14, 2013.  The first $4,000 given to Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity during this 24 hour online giving event will be matched by Western State Bank- giving you the chance to stretch your donation twice as far.  To make a secure online contribution to Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and have it matched, simply go to on February 14 and search for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.  As always, all donations are tax-deductible.

Want to do something more active?  Consider joining (or forming) a team for Tour de Habitat. Each year Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity holds Tour de Habitat – a stationary bike race where teams compete against each other to raise money for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.  Join Habitat for a fun afternoon on Saturday, March 9 at Courts Plus to leisurely pedal and cheer on your teammates as you work together to make a lasting difference in the lives of local families.

If volunteering is more your style, we still have lots of opportunities available.  Consider joining a committee to help with the work behind the scenes.  ReStore is always looking for volunteers– individuals or groups- to price donations, prepare items for sale, receive donations, cashier, and so much more.  If you’re interested in volunteering with Habitat, send us an email at

With all of these opportunities to get involved with Habitat, I’m sure summer will be here before we know it.  Thank you for your continued support of our mission to build homes, communities, and hope in Cass and Clay counties.

Rob Rich

Executive Director