Students from all over the nation rode their bicycles across the country to help support the affordable housing cause. #BikeandBuild2016, a nonprofit organization, had two teams of cyclists that stopped in the Pikes Peak region to help build a #PikesPeakHabitat house for the Wickwar Family.
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It has been a long exciting week for #PikesPeakHabitatforHumanity and #AspenViewHomes. The two partnered together for #HomeBuildersBlitz to build a forever home for the Garnes family. On Sunday they got together along with friends and family to dedicate the new home. The Garnes family stepped inside their new home for the first time since completion. Please watch the video and and visit the Campaign for Pikes Peak Community Facebook page. Help Share the mission of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.
Family and friends of the Garnes family along with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes gather together for a ground blessing service. The service recognizes the sponsor, Aspen View Homes, along with vendors and subcontractors, all the community support and volunteers and the Garnes family.
This week is Home Builders Blitz, an annual event in which Habitat for Humanity and affiliates partner with professional builders in the community to build and renovate homes across the U.S. The Garnes family home will be built during this week thanks to the support of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes.
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Volunteers from the Junior League of Colorado Springs dig a drainage ditch with shovels and pickaxes with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity May 7, 2016, wrapping up National Women Build Week. National Women build Week is an annual weeklong event that invites women to dedicate at least one day to build strength and independence through home building.
“With no experience in construction at all, I felt completely comfortable. They walk you through everything step by step,” said Stephanie Curnow, Junior League of Colorado Springs member and National Women Build Week volunteer. “Overall it was really great.”
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity had 126 individuals who signed up to volunteer for National Women Build Week. Eighty of the volunteers were women. Volunteer shifts are a total of three and a half hours and include a morning shift from 8:30am to 12:00pm or an afternoon shift from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
“We had a lot of things going on this week including trim-work, painting, windows, foundation-work and front yard work,” said Joe Allman, Construction Supervisor. “We were also able to complete both siding and insulation projects.”
This week volunteers worked on several Habitat homes, to include the Gallegos family home. The Gallegos home is expected to be complete this August. The Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week program began in 2008 and has completed three homes in the region.
“Volunteering with habitat is an extremely fulfilling experience,” said Nailah Ellis Timberlake, Junior League of Colorado Springs member and National Women Build Week volunteer. “The work that Habitat does is important and if you have the time I think you should come out and support.”