Bid to Build Live Auction

Bid to Build Live Auction

About This Campaign

Bid to Build Live Auction
November 12, 7 pm

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area and Thrivent are joining together to build La Crosse’s first Faith Build Home. Thrivent has generously donated $87,500 to help build a home for the Olson Family—a local family in need of decent and affordable housing.

Help us build a home for the Olson Family by participating in our “Bid to Build” LIVE Auction. Every bid helps build a home for the Olson Family! Read about and learn more about the Olson Family below.

FREE Live Auction Entry

Cool Door Prizes

Cooler Full of Beer

Maluna“Unhinged 40” Cooler filled with SIX six-packs of local beer. With a patent pending unhinged design, tapered walls, and premium seal, this cooler holds ice more than 20%longer than the leading brand. This premium cooler features a rotomolded construction and an ultra-tough polyethylene shell for maximum durability. Each cooler includes a dry goods basket and reversible, dual-surface feet. Estimated value: $330

La CrosseStay-cation

Everything you need to get away without having to go too far. This package contains a one-night stay at the beautiful and historic Radisson Hotel, a $100 gift certificate to Kwik Trip (for all your hotel snacks), dinner at Love Child Restaurant ($50), and two ice cream cones from The Pearl (for your end-of-the-night dessert).

Our Live Auction Emcee
Z93 Morning Buzz Co-host Ballzer, will be our emcee for the evening!

Remember that your bid helps build a home for Liberty and her boys. All proceeds raised during these events will support the Faith Build home.

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Nov 11, 2020 07:00 pm to
  • Nov 11, 2020 07:45 pm CT

Firm Foundation Sponsors

  • Paul's Heating & Air Conditioning

Build the Wall Sponsors

  • 1st Defense Pest Solutions
  • Fox 25/48
  • Meyer Concrete


    Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

    Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

    Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built and rehabbed safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.

    Meet the Olson Family

    Liberty Olson and her two sons, Braxten (age 8) and Treyven (age 5), are desperately looking for a place to call their own.
    The family currently lives in a two-bedroom apartment. Braxten and Treyven share a VERY small bedroom with bunk beds that leaves little room for toys and play for two rambunctious boys. Liberty now sleeps on a couch in the living room to give her sons more space. The apartment itself is drafty and mold grows throughout due to unrepaired leaks. Cars in the neighborhood have been vandalized, and Liberty recently came home to find damage to a window, causing concern that someone tried to break in. She constantly fears for the safety of her children. But it’s her son, Braxton, who suffers the most. Born with a club foot, he finds it hard to walk up the stairs each day to their second-floor apartment.

    Liberty is beyond excited to become a Habitat homeowner. “One of my dreams was to build a house and have the ability to afford it,” she says. Braxten and Treyven will have bedrooms of their own and a yard to play in. The family will no longer have to live in cramped and cold conditions. Instead, they will soon have a permanent, stable, well-built place to call their own. Liberty and her boys will complete at least 350 sweat equity hours working alongside staff and volunteers to complete construction of their new home on Avon Street in La Crosse.

    Liberty had to move many times as a young girl—never feeling settled. She wants better for her children, which is why she applied to be a Habitat homeowner. When asked how she feels about her home, she said, “I am overly excited and ready for our new future to begin.”
    When Liberty’s home is complete, she will purchase it at full appraised value with a 30-year, zero percent interest mortgage.

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