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HFH of Douglas County, Minnesota, Inc.

Our Mission: The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is to develop our communities by building and renovating homes in partnership with God and people from all walks of life so that every person may experience Gods’ love. Our Vision: Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, believes decent, affordable housing is a basic human right. Therefore, we seek to eliminate inadequate housing from our service area and from the world. Our Core Values: Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County believes: • Every family has the right to a decent home. • A decent home is an important ingredient for building strong families. • Strong families are the backbone of thriving neighborhoods. • Thriving neighborhoods are the cornerstone of caring communities.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 7/10/2012
1211 N Nokomis NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
Other Names Used Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County
EIN 41-1869669
Principal Staff Lori Anderson, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 4
Number of Volunteers 1,000
Number of Clients Served 279
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Jan Finazzo
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum 12
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 8.67
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
Community impact during FY 2012, include the following outcomes: 4 families moved into an affordable Habitat home for a total of 31 families who have experienced affordable homeownership since 1997. *683 volunteers were engaged this year and provided over 12,000 volunteer hours in Douglas County.*7 volunteers had an opportunity to see first-hand how Habitat changes lives both at home and abroad. The volunteers travelled half-way across the globe to take part in a life-changing mission to build 22 homes in five days for families in Cambodia. Habitat is a global organization and many places where the need is the greatest for housing, the options for fundraising are dim. Affiliates in the United States and other developed countries of the world join together in sending tithe donations to support the developing countries of the world. HFHDC has consistently been a leader among small affiliates across the US in its tithe support, and is currently in the top 25 in the nation. *The affiliate moved to a new location at 1211 N Nokomis NE in Alexandria. The move, allows for a larger workroom area for families to perform their sweat equity during “non-construction” months, more space for bulk purchase of construction items when they are on sale, and a larger space to accept in-kind donations of new and used construction materials for use in Habitat homes or for resale in support of the affiliate’s building efforts.
Current Goals
We will continue to work on the goal to grow capacity to serve more families. We were encouraged by HFHI to participate in the National Home Builders Blitz 2012. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County teamed up with local builders in partnership with the Vikingland Builders Association to build two homes in five days. These homes will be sold to two families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. We will be building our first complete Women Build home. The goal is to engage women in advocacy, fundraising and volunteering to build a Habitat home. The build is helping to bring new volunteers and donors to the mission. Over 300 women are engaged in the build in some capacity. There has been a great deal of energy surrounding the efforts, as teams have been raising funds and will volunteer time on the construction of the home. In addition, we will be expanding our program to serve families in need of critical home repair to allow them to live in their own home. We plan to participate in a pilot project with Thrivent Repairs and focus on exterior repairs needed to make the home safe. We are also focusing on a critical home repair project for a veteran family in need of repairs to allow them to continue to live in their own home. We have expanded our resale efforts of donated items and have set a goal of raising $15,000.
Community or Constituency Served
Low income families and individuals in need of affordable housing and home repair
Geographic Area Served
Douglas County, MN. Since 1997, our affiliate has served 39 international families with our tithe gifts in Cambodia, Nicaragua, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $707,978 91%
Management: $49,204 6.3%
Fundraising: $20,680 2.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $895,562 $723,935 $671,845
Beginning of Year $723,935 $671,845 $710,828
Difference $171,627 $52,090 ($38,983)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $895,562
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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