Local volunteers in Alamosa raise the roof!


ALAMOSA — A fine Sunday in June was the perfect day for a little hammering. Members of the Alamosa Anabaptist Fellowship, Presbyterians and Unitarians joined the volunteers and staff of Habitat for Humanity in building a home at 1605 Edison in Alamosa. More than 30 “carpenters for a day” came together to put Faith into Action. The future Habitat Homeowner is also participating in building with hopes to be completed by the end of the year, LaTara will then own her own home!

Habitat for Humanity has been serving families of the San Luis Valley for 25 years and has been instrumental in constructing 20 affordable homes in Alamosa.

There are several ways others can become part of supporting these projects and the community. To make a financial donation or one of building materials call or come by the Habitat Store at (719) 589-8688 located at 507 Main Street in Alamosa; consider pedaling or sponsoring a rider in the next special event – Bike2Build, the San Luis Valley Century on Saturday, July 14. Donations are tax-deductible.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help low income households in becoming home owners through providing no-profit, no-interest mortgages. Homeowner applicants contribute sweat equity and participate in the building of Habitat Homes.

For more information see Habitat’s website: www.slvhabitat.org.

Come on out and join the building!

Captions: SLV Habitat for Humanity Director Audrey Liu gives instructions to participants before the build day./Courtesy photos

Volunteers put faith into action at a Habitat for Humanity site in Alamosa.


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