Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of Grand County have been busy installing new windows for a Granby homeowner. This was done under a Habitat program known as “A Brush with Kindness” (ABWK) which is a home repair/home preservation program. This should help homeowner’s family keep warm this winter. It will save energy and also cut down on carbon emissions.
This is the first of several small projects Habitat has on the books. These are warm ups for the major project that is expected to begin in the spring. Construction of the 14th Grand County Habitat for Humanity home will be getting under way as soon as conditions permit. It will be the first of at least 4 homes on property Habitat owns in Hot Sulphur Springs. Infrastructure projects have been underway for the past two years. These have included installing water, sewer, and electric lines. Once construction begins, members of the community are invited to come and “lend a hand” in the construction. Work days will be scheduled each week. For those who are not inclined to work with their hands, help will also be needed to provide lunches for workers, and various other light tasks.
Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs affordable.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally available building materials. Habitat home designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes, and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses. More information is available at: www.habitatgrandcounty. org or www.habitat.org