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Habitat for Humanity sponsors Habitat Builds Colorado Day

In a day organized by Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, officially recognized by Gov. Ritter and sponsored by the Home Depot Foundation, the fourth annual Habitat Builds Colorado Day will feature 17 home builds and other events throughout Colorado to raise awareness about affordable housing in local communities and how Habitat for Humanity is addressing this need.

“What makes Habitat Builds Colorado Day significant is Government officials all across Colorado are simultaneously building on Habitat for Humanity homes, meeting partner families, and engaging in our organization’s mission,” stated Stefka Fanchi, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. Habitat Builds Colorado Day events are taking place in Alamosa, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Edward, Fort Collins, Granby, Grand Junction, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland, Montrose, Rifle, Salida, Woodland Park and right here in Pagosa Springs.

This Saturday, June 12, government officials and many other leaders of our community will join staff and volunteers to learn about Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County and share in a discussion about local affordable housing issues. Tours will be offered of a completed Habitat home and a Habitat home currently being built. After the tours, leaders will have lunch with habitat staff, volunteers and partner families to discuss affordable housing issues right here in Archuleta County.

Since 1994, Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County has built 19 homes and partnered with more than 100 people to build hope and pound out poverty. We are currently finishing our 20th home and beginning our 21st home. Our homes are built primarily with volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or partnering to build a home, call the Habitat office at 264-6960.