New home coming

Photo by Deb Gau

Board members and supporters of Redwood River Habitat For Humanity gathered Friday morning to help a local family break ground for a new home. Construction on a one-story house on a lot on Rainbow Drive will begin as soon as bids and city approvals come in, HFH board members said.

“We’re really excited to be starting the build this summer,” said Betty Andries, chairwoman of the Redwood River HFH Board. The project will be getting started with the help of local partners, like Thrivent Financial, and volunteers from U.S. Bank in Marshall.

Redwood River HFH partners with eligible area families to help them build and own their own home.

“It’s exciting,” said partner family member Melissa Hasert. Hasert said she and her children Shianne, Logan, Kierra and Kamiya are looking forward to helping build their own home in Marshall. “We’re very happy Habitat chose us.”

Supporters say there are opportunities to get involved with Habitat For Humanity, or to learn more. An open house will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store, located on North U.S. Highway 59 in Marshall. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served.

For more information on getting involved with Redwood River HFH, email

– Deb Gau