This week, a team from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore has been salvaging details from a 1928 lakefront home, designed by architect Richard Philipp, for sale in its Milwaukee stores, where, hopefully, the items will find new uses in other buildings and, at the same, will help fund Habitat's mission to build homes in the city.
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With an initial grant of $1 million from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will establish 40 new homes and ensuring current homeowners can avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes by completing 20 critical repair projects in Harambee over the next four years.
The old Motherhouse complex, dating as far back as 1861, at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis is about to be torn down. We went over for one last look ... and a final walk through the tunnels.
This summer, signage began to come down from the Bradley Center. Now, work continues to ready the building for deconstruction. This week, Habitat MKE's ReStore team is salvaging saleable material from the old arena for its three area locations.
In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity broke ground last week on a project to build, rehab and repair 100 homes over three years in the city's Midtown neighborhood, between North 21st and North 30th Street, from Lisbon to North Avenue.
In July, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity announced plans to invest $9 million over the next three years in the Midtown neighborhood between North and Lisbon Avenues and between 25th and 30th Streets, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is hosting its eighth annual Recycled Art Contest. You can see the entries at the Walker's Point ReStore during spring Gallery Night, April 21-22.
There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.
A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.
Harley-Davidson donated $200,000 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which focuses on the Washington Park area.
P&H employees contributed over $57,000 to the campaign and their gifts were matched dollar-for-dollar by P&H, a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and distributing equipment for surface mining.
Riverside University High School students and faculty are donating $60,000 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity today at the school's "Swing into Spring" concert.
Graham Anderson--a 25-year-old Milwaukee bartender and UWM alum-- biked across the country for charity. Along the way he encountered painful obstacles like seemingly endless western mountain ranges, thunderstorms, and punishing tailwinds.