Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley has several openings to volunteer on the construction site or in the office on a one-time, semi-regular or regular basis. Please see below for more information on Habitat and what we do.
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Locally, we work with the community to build simple, decent, affordable homes and sell them to qualified families at 0% interest like the Cobos family, who were recently featured in a Longmont Times-Call column, www.timescall.com/columnists/johnnie-st-vrain/ci_19777645. The Cobos were our first family and have been to move out of migrant worker barracks, pay off their mortgage on a simple, decent, affordable home and give their children a stable home.
We also work with low-income folks thru our Keys program to help them understand what poverty looks and how it affects them and set goals for themselves to move towards stability.
On the international level, our affiliate tithes 10% to global builds in Mexico, Haiti, Paraguay, Cambodia and others. We've also sent a team to help build mud brick homes for families in Cambodia like the Nak family. The Naks make $80US per month with Dad scavenging trash and Mom working in a garment factory to provide for themselves, a daughter, a niece and a nephew. On their income, a 9x12’ stilt house with bamboo slats for a floor on rented land is all they can afford without partnering with Habitat. Their new Habitat home will be in a neighborhood that doesn't have major health risks and their home will have a separate room for the bathroom, a roof that doesn't leak and a mortgage they can afford.
Habitat provides an incredible opportunity to be involved in your community and serve the poor, whether its building on the site, working thru Keys or helping with other tasks. Email me to find out how you can help other families like the Naks and Cobos buy a simple, decent affordable house and stabilize their lives.
When: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Evenings
Contact Dan Northcraft here for more information.