Building More Than Houses: Habitat for Humanity

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Building More Than Houses:
Montview sponsors new Habitat for Humanity home and seeks volunteers

“Without you, this would not be possible,” said Jaime Espinoza, a new Habitat for Humanity homeowner who will live in a Montview-sponsored home with his wife, Luz, and their two children, Ashley and Jaime Jr.  “It’s beautiful to see the community change and grow for the better. Thank you for caring for others.”

The Espinoza family currently lives in an overcrowded apartment located in an unsafe neighborhood. This summer the family will work with Montview members and other community volunteers to build their four-bedroom townhome in a new community called Sable Ridge, near I-70 and Chambers. This new community will have 50 units with access to walking paths and open space, community gardens, employment centers, a nearby Boys and Girls Club, and a future light rail system.

Along with a financial contribution from Montview’s mission fund and members’ generous donations from the May campaign, Montview must fill 60 volunteer slots during July and August to help build the Espinoza home.

Since 2000, Montview has been an active partner with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver by building affordable, safe homes for low-income families.

Bill Aldridge, longtime Habitat for Humanity committee member, says, “Our Montview partnership with Habitat continues to give families the opportunity to live and grow into all that God intends.”

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.

Montview member and dedicated Habitat volunteer, John Harris, encourages everyone to experience the joy of working on a Habitat home. He says one of his greatest joys has been the people he’s met through the Habitat community. John says he feels tremendous reward by working with his hands alongside other Montview volunteers and seeing their combined efforts transform into a home for a very deserving family.

Volunteers do not have to have any construction experience. And they never have to perform an activity out of their comfort zone. But many volunteers enjoy learning new skills by working closely with more experienced volunteers or Habitat staff members.

The only necessary attributes are a willingness to help and have fun. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Dennis Shull to receive information about signing up or simply click here to see a list of volunteer times and sign up.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on the site.

Click here to make an online donation for the Montview-sponsored home.  Just click “next” to complete your donation. It’s simple, secure and fast

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