(Brookings, SD, July 15, 2022) – Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity successfully reached a $500k donation goal for construction projects as part of a year long ‘Construction Challenge.’
Completing the donation goal by June 30 allows an additional $250K previously earmarked for land use. The Larson Family Foundation offered the challenge in recognition of the increase of costs for construction.
“We can’t thank donors enough,” Resource Development Director Randy Grimsley said. “The impact we can make is directly tied to the support we receive. Our community recognizes the need for and importance of affordable housing in our area and contribute to make it happen.”
The funds will be used specifically for construction materials used for homes built in 2022. While no challenge is in place for the following year, Grimsley hopes residents continue to see the importance of their contribution toward housing.
“The need is great, and we’re doing what we can. Now more than ever, we appreciate the community support,” Grimsley said.
Individuals, groups, or businesses that would like to volunteer or make a donation – or area residents interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner – can call the Habitat offices at 605-697-2540. Since its inception in 1995, Brookings Habitat has helped build safe and affordable homes in Brookings, Aurora, Volga, and Madison for qualified candidates. They are currently working to build their 81st home in the area.