Mayville Mid-County Habitat to meet; planning for third house building

MAYVILLE – The Mayville Mid-County Habitat for Humanity invites all those interested in volunteering in a non-profit effort for a family in need to attend a Community Information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, to be held at Carlson Center at Mayville’s Lakeside Park.

“The meeting will focus on building our third house,” according to Mike Ricketts, project coordinator. “We are preparing to build this home at 7 Patterson St. in the village of Mayville.”

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding Habitat for Humanity, including Family Selection process, community involvement, hospitality and construction, Ricketts said. “Our hope is to recruit volunteers to work behind the scenes on the organizational committees as well as weekly construction volunteers.”

All in the community are invited to learn more about building a home for a needy family, whether they have been involved with previous building or would like to contribute their skills for the first time. As for skills, the ability to help with any task needed to build a house; previous volunteers are very adept at teaching newcomers in a short time.

Anyone in the Mayville area who knows a family in need of a house also may pick up family applications at the meeting.

“Come see how you and members of your church or community group can become involved in Habitat for Humanity,” Ricketts said, adding, “Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in housing.”

All those in attendance also will enjoy the pizza and beverages that will be available. For more information, call Ricketts at 753-7831.