Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity hosting it's first annual Hard Hat Breakfast
Waffles, eggs, fruit, drinks and a choice of meat will be served.
GRAND FORKS — The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity wanted to implement an annual fundraiser for a while. They thought now was the best time and a breakfast was the best way to do it .
Red River Valley's sector was inspired by the Habitat for Humanity in Alexandria, Minnesota, which has been doing a hard hat breakfast for over a decade.
Communications Director Elizabeth Wilde and Executive Director Marissa Sauceeda are expecting 50 to 100 people and hope to continue this every year.
The fundraiser will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Zion United Methodist Church in Grand Forks.
Breakfast will be served with the help of Hugo's Marketplace and Dakota Don's Artisan Waffles. It will cost $10 for ages 9 and up, $8 for kids ages 3 to 8, and any child under 2 eats for free.
Attendees will get to talk to board members, staff and partner families to get a wide range of experiences with Habitat for Humanity.
There will be three families, two who are living in homes built by the organization and one that will be living in the next new house to be built.
Sauceeda said this event is to engage with residents and raise funds for construction projects.
"We're here in your community and we are ready to provide affordable housing and we want your support to make that mission possible," Sauceeda said.
Sauceeda says participating in construction projects means the same as showing support to help raise funds.
"Even if you can't contribute donations — money donations — you can sign up to volunteer. You can just let other people in the community know that we're here and have them volunteer as well," Sauceeda said.