The Rusk County area really is a great place to eat, play, shop, and live! Whether you are looking to visit for the day, take a vacation, move to the area, or start a business in one of our communities like Ladysmith, Bruce, Conrath, Glen Flora, Hawkins, Lake Holcombe, Sheldon, Tony, or Weyerhaeuser we have something for everyone. Take a look around and see what we have to offer!
Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity
For over twenty years, Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has been partnering with families in Rusk, Polk, Washburn, and Burnett county who need a hand-up. Our goal is to create opportunities for all people to live in safe, affordable homes. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is part of an ecumenical Christian organization that operates in more than 70 countries around the world and in every state in the US.
WRHFH works with community groups and volunteers to build simple, decent homes. WRHFH relies on donations of labor, building materials and land to help keep the cost of the houses down. WRHFH welcomes all who desire to be a part of this work, regardless of race, religious preference, and background.
Another area of WRHFH and a large funding source is the ReStores. WRHFH operates two ReStores: one in St. Croix Falls and another in Spooner, Wisconsin. The ReStore is a discount home goods stores that receives donated items and sells them back to the general public. 100% of the proceeds go towards supporting WRHFH’s mission. The ReStores are open from 9-5 on Wednesday through Saturday, and donations are currently via appointment only.
WRHFH is currently offering one-time, emergency mortgage and rental assistance of up to $1,000 for those whose income has been impacted by COVID-19. Download applications at our website www.wildrivershabitat.org. Funds are limited, and operate on a first come, first serve basis.
Are you tired of renting? Owning your own home is possible. WRHFH is seeking families or individuals to partner with for a 2021 new home build in Spooner, Wisconsin. Everyone that qualifies for home programs with WRHFH meets the same three basic criteria:
o Demonstrated need for housing
o Ability to repay an affordable mortgage or home improvement loan.
o Willingness to partner (sweat equity)
When Wild Rivers partners with families or individuals, they start down a new path—one with fewer barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. If you are interested in applying to become a homeowner with WRHFH, please visit our website (www.wildrivershabitat.org) for applications and more qualification information.