our mission & vision

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Harvey County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

  • Habitat for Humanity cares for the vulnerable by helping families with need acquire safe, affordable housing.
  • Habitat promotes justice by helping families to break the cycle of poverty through the building of long-term financial security.
  • We bring together families and volunteers to meet local needs with local solutions.

Harvey County

Habitat for Humanity of Harvey County will not proselytize, nor will we work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

It is our goal is to build one home each year for a Harvey County family who needs improved, safer housing and who cannot secure a bank mortgage. Currently thirteen HCHH homes house 45 persons, 60% of whom are children. With affordable housing, families have more resources for food, child care, education, and medicine.

Family selection is based on level of need, annual income and ability to make a monthly mortgage payment. The home is not free; families must complete “sweat equity” hours and pay the mortgage.

Our homes are built through

  • Private donations
  • Grants
  • Discounts from local companies and licensed workers
  • Volunteer labor
  • An annual fundraiser

Approximately 50 volunteer laborers build each home under the guidance of local contractors. Over 20 contractors supply free or discounted labor. A volunteer board (retired contractors and persons involved in real estate, banking, law, social work, marketing and fundraising) directs the work of HCHH.

make a donation

Harvey County Habitat for Humanity partners with local organizations and our community to provide the materials and support for each project.

Learn how you can help us continue our work.

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board members

Michele Ediger | President
Administrative Assistant, Northridge Elementary
Chris Allen | ex officio
SafeHope/Community Engagement Coordinator
Sondra Koontz | Secretary
Retired Vice President of Advancement, Bethel College
Bob Evans | Treasurer
Founder of Double A Auto Parts
Sylvia Bartel
North Newton
Darrel Conrade
President, Conrade Insurance Group
Kendra Davila
Community Outreach, Peace Connections
Ken Hall
American Family Insurance
Raymond Olais
North Newton
Retired Art Teacher, Newton High School
Don Sauerwein
Commercial Relationship Manager, Intrust Bank
Mike Schmidt
North Newton
Cindy Wiens
Lawyer, Adrian & Pankratz
David Wuthnow
CFO, GraceMed Health Clinic