Building More Than Houses:
Montview sponsors new Habitat for Humanity family this summer
To volunteer for a work day, simply click on one of the links below:
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Click here
(5 slots available)
Saturday, August 9, 2014 Click here
(2 slots available)
Friday, August 15, 2014 Click here
(6 slots available)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Click here
(8 slots available)
Saturday, September 6, 2014 Click here
(4 slots available)
It’s simple, secure and fast.
May is Habitat for Humanity Month at Montview. For more than 15 years, the Montview congregation has helped hard-working, low-income families build their own homes. This year Montview is sponsoring the Alvarez family – Luis and Alejandra and their one-year-old daughter, Itzel. The family currently shares a crowded two-bedroom rental home with another family in an unsafe neighborhood.
“We’re looking forward to building our new house alongside Montview members and other volunteers and having a safe home to raise our daughter,” said Luis.
Luis and his family applied for a Habitat for Humanity home because of Luis’ positive experience while volunteering to help build his mother’s Habitat home. His family’s new home will be a two-bedroom townhome in the Montbello neighborhood.
For the second year in a row, Montview will participate in the Sable Ridge community project, near I-70 and Chambers. When the community project is complete, it will have 50 units with access to walking paths, open space, and community gardens, and close proximity to employment centers, a Boys’ and Girls’ Club and a light rail system.
Along with a financial contribution from Montview’s mission fund, Montview must raise $5,000 from member donations during the May campaign and fill 80 volunteer construction slots during July through the beginning of September to help build the Alvarez home. The first construction date is July 10.
Volunteers never have to perform an activity out of their comfort zone. Many enjoy learning new skills by working closely with experienced volunteers or Habitat staff.
Longtime volunteer Ellen West says, “Because of Habitat for Humanity, I have been all over the city meeting wonderful people of every color, faith and economic circumstance. Truly a blessed experience.”
During May’s “Habitat for Humanity at Montview” campaign, watch for opportunities to donate and volunteer. Help make the Alvarez family’s dream of home ownership come true.
There are several ways to get involved. Just stop by the Habitat table before or after church during the month of May to donate to meet our $5,000 goal or volunteer to work on the build or bring lunch to the volunteer crew.
You can also donate and sign up to volunteer online.
It’s simple, secure and fast.
About Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver: Through community volunteer and financial support, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has given more than 2,000 adults and children a place to call home. Studies show that when families establish roots and feel safe, they reap tremendous benefits including better health, more education and increased job stability.
Habitat for Humanity families work hard to make their dreams of home ownership come true by investing hundreds of hours of sweat equity to build their homes and those of other families.
Please note that volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on the site.