Home, new home

Kline family moves into new Habitat home built in Plymouth


Connie Kline (center) and her children Ciara and Damian are shown on the front porch of their new home in Plymouth, built with the support of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity Lakeside. — Submitted photo Connie Kline (center) and her children Ciara and Damian are shown on the front porch of their new home in Plymouth, built with the support of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity Lakeside. — Submitted photo PLYMOUTH — Connie Kline was recently handed the keys to her new home in Plymouth, a house she helped build with the support of the Thrivent Builds with Habit for Humanity Lakeside.

The Kline home was the sixth home built in the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program in this area, and the 31st home to be built for Habitat for Humanity Lakeside since its inception in 1993.

Contrary to popular belief, Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. Kline, with her children Ciara and Damian, put hours of labor into the home. Habit Family Partners always agree that there is nothing more powerful than building a house with your own two hands with the countless hours of help from community volunteers.

“This felt like we finally came full circle,” said Kline. “And although it is kind of sad to think that this project is complete, it also feels great to know that my children and I will have a safe, secure home for many years to come.”

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside (HFHL) has a family selection committee that chooses homeowners based on their level of need, willingness to become partners in the program, and ability to repay the noprofit, no-interest loan.

“The Kline family was a great fit for HFHL’s criteria, as well as being a warm and giving family to work with,” said Kimberly Oreck, executive director.

A number of families apply every year for a Habitat Home and only one or two are selected by HFHL. The organization hopes that in the future is they won’t have to turn down any qualified applicants.

In order to partner with all qualified applicants, the organization is building to its own capacity. Oreck says this reality requires a combination of more staff to support logistics, more donations, more volunteers, and more partnership building in the community.

“It is communities like Plymouth that help Habitat transform the community by mobilizing volunteers, partnering with families in need, engaging local municipalities and encouraging local funders to invest in the betterment of neighborhoods throughout our two county service area," said Oreck.

For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, please visit habitatlakeside.org, or facebook.com/ habitatlakeside.

Founded in 1993, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside (HFHL) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that serves both Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties. HFHL seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. HFHL seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the Sheboygan and Ozaukee County communities, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Since 1993, HFHL has served over 30 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 locations.


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