August 4, 2021
We've broken ground - twice!
The Kisembo-Chirimwami family are joined by Epiphany Catholic Church clergy, Bloomington Mayor Mwilambwe, and Jacques Bisimwa (2012 partner family).
Saturday, July 24 was a momentous day for Habitat McLean County, as we broke ground on two homes for the first time since 2019.

But, it was life-changing for the Makala-Mbembi and Kisembo-Chirimwami families, as the groundbreaking ceremonies took place on the sites of their new Habitat homes. There were tears and smiles, prayers and hugs to celebrate the next step in their Habitat journey.
We are so thankful for the sponsors on these houses: the Kisembo-Chirimwami house is sponsored by McLean County Women Build, Jan Elfline & Drake Zimmerman, First Allied Securities, 100 Women For Good, ISU Credit Union, and Lowe's.

St Patrick Church of Merna is the lead sponsor for the Makala-Mbembi house, with additional support from
Greg & Sara Frankowiak, Wesley United Methodist Church, and the Knights of Columbus.
Katia, Astride, and Fidele turn the dirt at the site of their new Habitat home.
Join us for the next groundbreaking
All are welcome to join in the next celebration as we break ground on the Ashley family's new home, built in memory of Bill Nichelson. The ceremony is usually only 30-40 minutes long. Dress for the weather.
Saturday, August 14
515 W Oakland, Bloomington
We are also signing up build site volunteers. If you've been patiently biding your time until we could get back to building, now is that time. Sign up as an individual here. If you have a group of 4 or more, email volunteer coordinator Lindsey Jarboe to schedule.
ReStore spectacular specials
Fill a cart at the ReStore this week for only $5 with housewares, home decor, glassware, art & frames!

There's also a BOGO sale on lighting! Yep, that's buy one, get one free on lighting fixtures, table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers - it all counts!

Check out more specials posted just inside the front door, as you enjoy the added comfort of air conditioning installed last spring.
Cast your vote now for the Bloomington ReStore in the Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards.

We all know the ReStore is the best consignment/resale shop for miles around. Vote now to make it official!