Habitat build brings sense of community

Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is building a home at the corner of Myrtle and Chicago Streets in Bloomfield. Most of the work has now moved indoors as the walls, roofing, siding, doors and windows are complete. Habitat officials say they hope to have the home ready for the Wald family in January. (Chad Hensiak photo)

The leaves are changing, cooler weather has rolled in, and numerous volunteers, contractors and local businesses have been working with Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County to create a home for a local family.

Progress has continued as the Habitat home located at W850 Myrtle Road in Bloomfield. The project first started as a slab of concrete in July of 2020 and has since transformed into a charming ranch home in just a handful of months.

That amount of progress is thanks to the help of numerous local organizations including the Lake Geneva Jaycees, Lake Geneva Police Department, Rotary volunteers and many others who have dedicated their time, resources, and expertise to continue the progress on the home.

The Wald family, who will be able to move into the home in the coming months, has been working alongside Habitat in Walworth County throughout the entire process.

Tom Ajamian preps cabinets before hanging them. (Chad Hensiak photo)

“The crews [who have helped] have been amazing! From the police department, the neighbors, local churches, to WE Energies… that is what has made this home special, it’s the help of people from everywhere across the county,” said future Habitat homeowner, Sarah Wald.

“I am excited to be able to call this my home, and remember the dozens of people who helped us build it,” she added.

As the build progresses into the final months, Habitat in Walworth County is seeking volunteers to help on Saturdays. Saturdays are dedicated volunteer workdays where the typical workday is usually from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., though whatever time volunteers can contribute is welcome and appreciated.

Tasks the organization is looking to have complete in the coming workdays include installing flooring, assisting with landscaping, installing doors and trim, as well as helping to install appliances.

For more information on volunteering, being a part of the construction committee for the next build or to donate toward Habitat in Walworth County, visit habitatwalworth.org or call 262-949-0542.

For updates on other volunteer opportunities, contact Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County directly or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and stronger families.

The Walworth County arm of the organization has built numerous homes in Walworth County over the years and is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

From the left: Habitat for Humanity board members Lisa Bunne and Mary Jane Pyszka discuss landscaping plans outside the home. (Chad Hensiak photo)

One Comment

  1. Habitat for Humanity is great. My friend, Rob Kelso, has been the president of this organization in the Yorkville – Aurora Ill. area for many years. Amazing the work they have done to help others. Now we are working on helping our veterans soon in Yorkville. God Bless All ?