Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota recently hosted our first annual Hard Hat Breakfast, and we are happy to announce that it was a very successful event!
The morning included a free breakfast buffet, live harp music, and two wonderful presentations. The first was our keynote speaker, Dr. Sheri Allen, who is the soon-to-be-retired superintendent of Mankato public schools. Dr. Allen gave us a wonderful presentation on the great importance of stable housing on today’s students. She included many eye-opening statistics as well as examples she has seen first-hand in her many years in education.
Our second speaker was Abby Martin, who is a recent recipient of a local Habitat for Humanity home. Abby, along with her daughter Ahna, shared with us her very touching story about her family’s background and how she ended up applying for a home through Habitat. She was very open with us and really conveyed how much getting a new home has meant to her and her children. They are so happy to be in a great home and community that they love, and we were blessed to hear her story and see the difference Habitat has made in their lives.
All in all, we had 157 appreciative guests, 29 sponsors contributing $12,000, and we received more than $12,500 in individuals donations from guests in attendance.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, we want to thank our generous community for their ongoing commitment and support!!!!