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 sixteen 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

Ron Flaming | Chair
North Newton
Leadership Coach and Organization Development Consultant
Michele Ediger | Vice Chair
Administrative Assistant, Northridge Elementary
Bob Evans | Treasurer
Retired Founder of Double A Auto Parts
Nancy Martin | Secretary
Retired Executive Director and Grant Writer Health Ministries
Sylvia Bartel
North Newton
Realtor, Weigand Realty
Darrel Conrade
President, Conrade Insurance Group
Kendra Davila
Community Outreach, Peace Connections
Brian Donley
Valley Center
Manager, Bank of the West
Joe Freud
Retired Plant Manager Case/New Holland
Ken Hall
Insurance Agent, American Family Insurance
Raymond Olais
North Newton
Retired Art Teacher, Newton High School
Don Sauerwein
Commercial Relationship Manager, Intrust Bank
Allen Wedel
Retired CFO, Bethel College
David Wuthnow
CFO, GraceMed Health Clinic
Chris Allen | Ex Officio
SafeHope/Community Engagement Coordinator