In Wausau, Wisconsin, Habitat for Humanity built two homes for deserving families with the help of Wausau area community partners. The organization fulfills an important need, providing safe, functional low-income housing for those who need it most. Needs are assessed through an application process in which two families are chosen annually as recipients.
For more than 20 years, County Materials has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Wausau to provide families with the experience of owning a home. In May of 2019, County Materials donated and poured 152 yards of ready-mix to set the foundation at both sites, initiating construction. The company’s annual in-kind donation allows Habitat for Humanity to keep building costs affordable.
Affordable construction costs are maintained by turning to local high school students for help. D.C. Everest High School and Mosinee High School have partnered with Habitat for Humanity on over a dozen projects. Students enrolled in Technical Education classes at the two schools have the opportunity to learn about giving back while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Over half of each house is constructed within the schools during class-time. Upon completion, the sections are delivered to designated sites. The projects took one school year to complete.