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Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity (WRHFH) is accepting nominations of outstanding community members for their latest community project.

On Monday, September 21, WRHFH announced their plan to distribute up to ten blessing baskets to individuals nominated by the community as a way to show that they are thankful for what that individual has done this year. Throughout the month of October, anyone is able to nominate a community member to receive a basket.

Each year, AmeriCorps members are responsible for completing a service project. The blessing baskets were the idea of Tatiana Trimble, AmeriCorps Community Outreach Member of WRHFH, and will serve as her service project.

“I truly believe this will encourage the community to be more involved with one another and ultimately provide a great opportunity to show important members of our communities that we are thankful for what they do,” Trimble stated. “Here at Wild Rivers Habitat, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to reach out to everyone in our counties. We hope that this promotional campaign will ignite a great deal of activity between us, our communities and local businesses.”

On Tuesday, October 27, the nominated winners will receive a personalized blessing basket. WRHFH was granted a Visa gift card from Thrivent Financial Action Teams, and throughout October will use those funds to purchase items for the project. WRHFH will cater the baskets to the best of their ability to the individual winners.

“Throughout planning this campaign, we created several varieties of baskets, including some for medical professionals, educators and business owners. We are excited to officially begin this project and can’t wait to start getting our first entries!” Trimble said.

If you are interested in donating items, gift cards or money, or know of a local business that may be, email communityengagement@wildrivershabitat.org for more information on how to do so. To receive a nomination form and instructions on how to nominate a community member, please visit here.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

About Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in Burnett, Polk, Rusk and Washburn Counties in northwestern Wisconsin. WRHFH provides housing assistance by constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes for income qualified individuals and families. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has constructed over 47 homes since its formation in 1997 and has completed over 400 projects through its home repair and painting program. To donate funds, building materials or to volunteer, visit www.wildrivershabitat.org.


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