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Viroqua Food Co-op Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Team

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 07:45 PM

VFC Womens Build Team resized 600This year, Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse is teaming up with area women to build a home for Bryan and Angela Mathison and their two daughters on Willow Street in Viroqua. Viroqua Food Co-op is joining in on this great community project by assembling a team of 10 women staff members to help fundraise and on the build site. The team includes: Laura Burnham, Sally Colacino, Jenny Hammje, Kaitlyn Karasek, Carrie Kniedler, Jan Rasikas, Jackie Rebman, Shelly Timmons, Arwyn Wildingway and Carol Willis.

Currently, the team is hard at work raising $1000 and getting ready for their June 2nd volunteer day at the Mathison’s home on Willow Street. If you would like to donate to the team, look for the VFC Habitat for Humanity Women’s build donation box located at the entrance of the Co-op next time you’re in the store. Every little bit you give helps make decent and affordable housing available to all in our community.

To learn more about the Viroqua Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project, visit:

About Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse Area

Founded in 1992 by on the belief that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live, Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse Area has since built 36 homes for low income families within the four counties that it serves.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit

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