Bloomington High School North Evening for Habitat Set for February 21

Bloomington High School North’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is pleased to present its annual dinner auction, Evening for Habitat on February 21 . from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The chapter invites the community to to bring their family, friends, co-workers or business associates for a night of fun and good company.

North Habitat is the most active student Habitat chapter in the United States–they were founded in 1998 and became an official chapter in 2000. One of the strongest chapters in the nation, they have co-sponsored a house every year since 2000. In 2017–2018 their 75 members raised nearly $40,000!

The chapter just completed and dedicated our 18th house in 18 years for the Parrish family. Evening for Habitat will raise funds to build our 19th house for another deserving family in Bloomington. This is also a night to celebrate our amazing students and the incredible effort they put forth to end substandard housing in Bloomington.

Activities include:

    • Dinner
    • Live Auction
    • Silent Auction
    • Heads or Tails 50/50
    • Bidding Frenzy
    • Fund a Need

Tickets are now available online for purchase.

Childcare will be available on site for those with children. We hope to see you there. Visit the event Facebook page frequently for featured auction items!

If you are a local business partner who is interested in donating to the evening’s event, please email:

Local Bloomington Eagles Aerie Donates $11,318 to Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

This past weekend the Bloomington Eagles Aerie (1085) presented Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County with a check for $11,318—the culmination of an entire year of their hard work and fundraising efforts for their annual President’s Project.

According to Eagles auxiliary president Buffy McPike, “Habitat for Humanity was important to us because as an Eagle member, you take pride in what you help build–the creation of a home. Helping local families achieve their dream of homeownership and in-turn supporting children by giving them the chance to thrive in our community is a win-win.”

Each year, the Eagles select a local non-profit organization to support and then spend the year raising money through many avenues.

“Giving back locally is so important to our aerie,” commented McPike. “We do events and activities all year long, everything from yard sales and raffles to dinners and silent auctions. It all adds up.”

Since making this intentional effort, the Eagles have raised close to $60,000 that has gone directly back into the Bloomington community. Next year’s beneficiary is New Hope for Families.

“We are so honored to have been selected by the Bloomington Eagles as this year’s President’s Project recipient,” comments Wendi Goodlett, president and chief executive officer for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. “These funds will make a strong and direct impact in helping families in Bloomington take steps towards home ownership and in ending the cycle of poverty.”

For more information about the Bloomington Eagles and their efforts here in Monroe County, visit their Facebook page.

ReStore Hours Expanded Based on Community Input

After collecting surveys and requesting feedback from our donor constituency and loyal customers, our Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore team has implemented some changes to the ReStore’s hours.

Deemed Summer Hours in this initial phase, the team will be evaluating everything  to make sure this is a good fit for the store as well as our supporters. Shopping and donating hours have been extended on two days and on Mondays the store will only be open to accept donations.

New Hours:
Monday: 10:30am-5:30pm, open for drop-off donations ONLY (no retail hours)
Tuesday: 10:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am-6:30pm
Friday: 10:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

For more information, updates on merchandise and general sales and promotion, visit the ReStore Facebook page.

Eighth Biennial Builders Blitz a Great Success

This year’s Home Builders Blitz was a resounding success in large part to the support and tireless work of our signature builders, subcontractors and suppliers! Over only ten days this amazing community came together to build four homes and help four families plant roots here in Monroe County and take the first step out of poverty.

Builders Blitz is a ten-day biennial build during which local professional home builders join together with their subcontractors and suppliers to build houses for future Habitat homeowners with donated materials and labor. This year, proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore also underwrote the cost of THREE of the four homes! 

The signature home builders who are sponsoring the 2018 Builders Blitz are:

Our generous suppliers and subcontractors include:

  • ABC Supply Co. Inc.
  • Abell Nursery
  • Advent Decorating
  • Affordable Termite & Pest Control
  • Aliano Electric
  • Anderson Plumbing
  • Associates Four Services
  • Bender Lumber
  • Black Lumber Company
  • Btown Clean LLC
  • Building Associates Inc.
  • Carpets Plus Colortile
  • City Glass
  • Clark Excavating
  • Closets, Too!
  • Commercial Service
  • Cornerstone Roofing
  • DL Electric
  • Electric Services & Plumbing
  • Elite Electric Inc.
  • Experience Technology
  • Foundation Building Materials
  • Gale Insulation
  • George Waldon Drywall
  • Graber Post Buildings Inc.
  • Harrell-Fish Inc.
  • Home Exterior Specialists
  • Hoosier Winsupply
  • IMI Bloomington
  • Indiana Spray Foam
  • Indiana Door & Hardware
  • J&D Wagler Construction
  • JR Richardson & Sons Seamless Guttering Inc.
  • K&K Industries Inc.
  • Kirby Risk Electrical Supply
  • Koontz Construction LLC
  • Laminated Tops
  • Modern Masterpieces Painting & Cleaning
  • MPI Solar
  • Pella Windows & Doors of Bloomington
  • Plumb Boss Inc.
  • Prolific Painting
  • R&S Plumbing
  • Rader Masonry
  • RC Drywall and Painting
  • RCV Roofing & Seamless Gutters
  • Rake Cabinetry
  • Reardon Painting
  • Republic Services
  • Riverway Plumbing
  • Tommy D’s Windows, Doors & More, Inc.
  • Wagler Custom Homes
  • Wisley Painting

Wendi (Creech) Goodlett named Interim CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Photo courtesy of the IU Foundation.

Wendi L. Goodlett, Director of Development for Major Gifts in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been appointed interim CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County by the Board of Directors.

“Wendi is an ideal person to lead the organization and advance our mission in the months ahead,” said Jason Urbanski, President of the Board of Directors. “Her professional background and vast and diverse experience with Habitat for Humanity will serve our families, the affiliate and our community well as we move forward with many exciting projects and initiatives.”

Wendi will begin her new role, full-time, with the affiliate on July 1, 2018.

“It is truly a privilege to assume this responsibility and broaden my commitment to Habitat for Humanity, and all it stands for, in this new role,” said Goodlett. “I look forward to working with our families, excellent staff, the many dedicated volunteers, wonderfully generous donors and the Board of Directors to support the integral role Habitat for Humanity plays in Monroe County.”

Goodlett has a bachelor of arts in communication from Hanover College. Much of her professional experience has been in the field of development and advancement, which is vital to Habitat for Humanity’s mission and success. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly as a volunteer in many capacities over the last decade.

“Wendi has been heavily involved at many levels of the organization,” commented Urbanski. “She has volunteered regularly as a construction crew leader, worked extensively in the Family Selection process and has served on the Board of Directors for five years”. In 2013, Goodlett was awarded the affiliate’s Volunteer of the Year award for her service to Habitat for Humanity.

A search for a permanent CEO will be announced at a later date.