Duluth, MN (KDAL) - The Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity has chosen a family to work with as they remodel a home in Superior. The home on Weeks Avenue originally was in the east end of town, where the new Super One grocery store now stands. Executive Director Daryl Yankee says Super One donated the home to Habitat for Humanity and they, in turn, moved the structure to its new location. Melissa Burrows’ family was chosen from about 30 applications submitted during six orientation sessions over the winter.
Melissa and her three sons currently rent in Superior and Yankee says part of the reason her family was selected was due to their current housing situation. The rental’s foundation is crumbling and the mold issue in the basement is so severe that they can’t use the space.
Yankee is hopeful that the weather will cooperate in the next week to allow workers to begin the remodeling project on the inside. They still need to have electricity run to the site. If all goes as planned, the home could be ready by July.
Of greater importance is their funding situation. Relying solely on donations—Yankee says they’re about $12,000 short of the $50,000 needed to complete the project. The community can meet Melissa and her family during a fundraising dinner, Wednesday June 11th at the Cathedral of Christ the King Parish Hall in Superior.