LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse won the “Jerylin Dinsmoor” award for its collaborative efforts to revitalize community at the annual Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference.
“Collaboration” was a central theme at the fifth annual conference at Myrick Park.
Habitat for Humanity won the award for inspiring the community to help build and maintain affordable housing in La Crosse. In 2018, they helped families become first-time homeowners and improved 18 existing homes. Additionally, over 1,000 volunteers partook in “Neighbor Day” by raking lawns of residents living with a disability and the elderly.
“Being able to bring people together with common interests, ideas, energies, efforts and make amazing things happen is the true definition of why collaboration is so important,” Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse executive director Kahya Fox said. “To be honored today and just be able to say thank you to all of the people day-in and day-out that make the work that we do at Habitat possible… It’s just such an honor.”