During the month of December, Deborah highlights different non-profit organizations in the Pikes Peak area because this is the time of year these organizations raise the majority of their funds to keep them running for the following year. Today, she is joined by Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Development Iain Probert.
Habitat for Humanity provides housing for those in need. Out of a population of 650,000 people in Colorado Springs, 75,000 live below the poverty level. Each person who applies for a home through this organization must agree to three things:
- willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity,
- willingness to make mortgage payment,
- ability to put in “sweat equity” on their own home or a neighbor’s home, up to 400 hours.
Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity has been working in El Paso County and has built 152 homes. Every year, 6-8 homes are built through this organization, and they’re hoping to double that number. There are a number of ways to help make this happen!
Come listen as Iain and Deborah discuss the many opportunities you can take part in this amazing organization. From volunteering time at the ReStore to volunteering at the construction site, from corporate fundraising events to donating gifts in kind, there are many ways to get involved! It takes 3,000 hours to build a home, how will you contribute to those hours?
Contact (719) 475-7800 or go to pikespeakhabitat.org to find out all the ways Habitat for Humanity is helping our community and all the ways you can get involved.
If you would like more information about this or anything real estate, contact Deborah Elliott-Shultz at (719) 641-1357. And remember, it’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be.