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Habitat for Humanity Recruiting VISTAs to Make Statewide Impact


Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

HFH Winona & Fillmore Counties searching for dedicated individual to help build capacity

Winona, MN (April 24, 2013) – Habitat for Humanity-Winona-Fillmore Counties is currently recruiting several VISTAs to join the global movement to build simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with people in need. The Winona affiliate was selected as one of only 11 Habitat affiliates (out of 32 Habitat affiliates statewide) to host 2013-2014 VISTA members. Since 1994 HFH Winona-Fillmore Counties has completed 46 homes in partnership with low-income working families. To increase the number of families served each year and number of houses built, HFH Winona-Fillmore is currently recruiting for a year long Communications Coordinator position that serves both the Habitat affiliate and the Winona Habitat ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity year-long VISTA members work on projects designed to increase the organizational capacity of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Positions begin July 30th, 2013 and end August 2nd, 2014. VISTA members recruit and coordinate volunteers, raise funds and secure in-kind donations, start new programs, and conduct outreach and marketing campaigns. Last year, Habitat for Humanity VISTA members statewide recruited and coordinated more than 2,650 volunteers who contributed over 15,400 hours of their time to Habitat for Humanity statewide. In addition, Habitat VISTA members secured over $50,700 in in-kind donations and $365,100 in grants and monetary donations. Not only has this statewide impact benefited local affiliates, it has helped more families fulfill the dream for simple, decent and affordable homeownership throughout Minnesota.

Administered and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service

(CNCS), AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, which provides people of all ages the opportunity to serve with a community organization. Year-long VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $946-$983 per month (depending on location), health benefits and student loan deferment. In addition, after completing the one-year service commitment, VISTA members can choose to receive either a cash stipend of $1,500 or an education award of $5,550 to be used for tuition or student loans.

“We have been so fortunate to have some truly excellent VISTA members who have brought great skills to our Habitat affiliate. They have infused our affiliate wit .....
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Kaase, Leutink, Jr. and Mensink to represent Fillmore County on Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Rochester, MN - Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. announced today that Tom Kaase, Leonard Leutink, Jr. and Pamela Mensink will represent Fillmore County on its Board of Directors. Hiawatha Valley Resource Conserva ..... 
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Lanesboro, MN Named one of AMERICA’S TOP TWELVE SMALL-TOWN ARTPLACES

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

(Chicago, IL, Date TK) . . . America’s Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces were announced today by ArtPlace, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks, and federal agencies committed to accelerating creative placemaking—put ..... 
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Lyle’s Flooring America expanding

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Dave and Therese Ziegeweid of Lyle’s Flooring America have announced that effective April 1 they will be affiliated with Rushford Flooring located at 302 S Mill Street in Rushford. With this affiliation, Rushford Flooring will become a Lyle’s ..... 
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Bradley honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

Lanesboro, MN - Walter Bradley, FIC, Lanesboro, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Sierra level conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Out of n ..... 
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New faces, new energy at Lanesboro Local Marketplace

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, MN - Nancy Martinson, Board President of Lanesboro Local Marketplace, has announced that Andrea Miehlisch, assistant to former Store Manager Linda Hazel, has taken on the duties of Executive Director of the Marketplace. In her expanded ro ..... 
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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans presents Habitat for Humanity Golf Fundraiser May 6

Tue, Mar 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Winona, MN —Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is proud to host a golf fundraiser on Monday, May 6, at Cedar Valley Golf Course. This golf fundraising event is being held in partnership with Thrivent Builds, an ongoing home-building partnership be ..... 
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CHELSEA SCHOSSOW WINS CO-OP’S TRIP TO D.C.

Tue, Mar 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (10 a.m. March 12, 2013)—Chelsea Schossow, from Houston, Minn., has won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., courtesy of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC). As the winner of TEC's Youth Tour Contest, Schossow will represen ..... 
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POWER OUTAGES

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (8:15 a.m. March 11, 2013)— Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) is experiencing power outages due to the heavy snow that started last night and continues this morning. Currently 900 members are without power. The majority of the pow ..... 
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