Habitat for Humanity to dedicate second home built by volunteers in Grafton

Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee will dedicate the northern half of its Grafton duplex at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. 

An open house will follow the dedication ceremony and run until 3 p.m. 

Those attending are asked to park on First Avenue and walk to the home because there is no parking available at the duplex at 2342 Wisconsin Ave. 

The duplex — the second Grafton home built by Habitat — was built by volunteers and skilled contractors before and during the pandemic. Churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals made financial donations and provided workers for the project. 

Habitat held an online auction last year that raised more than $5,500 for the duplex, and an anonymous donor last fall matched donations to a maximum $20,000. Donors contributed $34,000 to that campaign.

“We are so grateful for the $54,000-plus in donations that have had a huge impact on our ability to finish the Grafton duplex build. We still are looking to raise about $40,000 more to complete the project, but this campaign and the generosity of the anonymous donor and the community will go a long way in helping us to complete these two homes for our partner families,” Diana Eggold, vice president of the Habitat for Humanity board of directors, said.

Additional donations will be used to help offset the costs of landscaping around the duplex once the southern half is completed in fall. 

Habitat for Humanity, which builds modest homes for families who pay a no-interest mortgage and provide sweat equity during construction, began in Ozaukee County in 2000 and built its first home on North Park Street in Port Washington in 2003. The organization built eight homes in Port Washington before breaking ground for its first Grafton house, then returned to Port for its 10th house before breaking ground on the duplex.

  Donations may be sent to Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee, 2360 Dakota Dr., Grafton WI 53024, or can be made online at www.ozhh.org.

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