Serving Cass, Crow Wing & Hubbard Counties - Founded in 1990
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Habitat for Humanity

Building Homes,
Building Lives,
Building Communities



Help us build our 100th Home!


Heathy, Ava and Lily Aanes

Heather, Ava and Lily Aanes


We are building a 2-bedroom, handicap accessible home because

Heather is confined to a wheelchair from Multiple Sclerosis


Did you know Paul Mans? He was a founder of Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, 

and this build will be completed in honor of his heart for home ownership. 


Come, pound a nail with us on this very important build.


1321 Norwood St. SE, Brainerd


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If you've been involved with us for the last 25 years 

(or you'll be involved in the next 25) 

we will see you there.


Contact our volunteer coordinator, Julie, to sign up or learn more: 

(218) 828-8517 




We still need $8,900 to completely fund our 100th Habitat Home. Click here to watch a short video about Heather and her family!



The Sellers Family

Brainerd Build

 Amber and Jake have 6 children: Chloe (14), Rory (10), Remy (6), and baby Elijah. 

Not pictured: Samantha (20) and Keegan (18).


Amber has lived in Brainerd her whole life and she and Jake want to raise their children here. Hard working members of the community, they participate in all their children's activities. They need a home, in Amber's words, where things actually work.

To read the rest of their story or to donate to this family in need, please click here.

Matten Family

Brainerd Build


Joleen - Brainerd Build

Joleen Matten and her three children Zacharay (10), Keiauna (8), and Karter (4).

She and her children are currently living with her grandmother and mother in a small house at the far east of side of Brainerd.  There, she and her children sleep on mattresses on the unfinished basement concrete floor.  She is grateful to have a roof over her head, but looks forward to being in a home that will provide finished rooms and the space a family deserves to thrive in and grow. 

Joleen’s home is sponsored by Essentia/St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd and is set to begin on September 14th.  

Click here to read their story and get involved

Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity
Serving Cass, Crow Wing & Hubbard Counties Since 1990

PO Box 234 - Brainerd, MN 56401 - Phone: 218-828-8517 - Fax: 218-825-4867

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