Habitat for Humanity Continues Work Through Winter

Although the winter weather has not been conducive to building a home, Door County Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers are far from idle. On March 13 and 14 two separate groups of volunteers completed home repairs for individuals who were otherwise unable to have the repairs done. Greg Dietz and Bill Meyer repaired a ceiling that had been damaged from a previously leaking roof. After a few follow up visits, the ceiling is repaired and ready to be painted by the homeowner.  Meanwhile, Gary Wemmert, Dan Athorp-Krech, Todd Hansen, Jim Newcomb, Paul Stangel and Don Ziegelbauer replaced the kitchen floor for a woman who was previously unable to safely walk across her kitchen. They moved the appliances out of the way, removed the old worn out flooring, repaired the subflooring, and laid a new solid surface flooring. It was a long day, but they got it all done. In addition to the amazing volunteers performing the work, these projects are kept affordable through the generosity of area suppliers. Roger and Karen Miller at the Carpet Shop provided a generous discount on materials and donated the measuring and design expertise for the flooring. Without their generosity and assistance in getting the flooring materials this project would have been much more difficult and expensive for the homeowner.