Help us build our 100th Home!
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
and this build will be completed
in honor of his heart for home
Come, pound a nail with us
on this very important build.
1321 Norwood St. SE,
If you've been involved with us
for the last 25 years
(or you'll be involved in the next
we will see you there.
need $8,900 to completely fund our
100th Habitat Home. Click
here to watch a short video about
Heather and her family!
Jake have 6 children: Chloe (14), Rory
(10), Remy (6), and baby Elijah.
Not pictured: Samantha (20) and
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.
the rest of their story or to donate to
this family in need, please click
Joleen Matten and her three children
Zacharay (10), Keiauna (8), and Karter
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
here to read their story and get