Tagged: Home Dedication; Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity; PPHFH; Garnes Family; Aspen View Homes; Builders Blitz

Annual Home Builders Blitz Event Builds New Home for the Garnes Family

 
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes pose with the Garnes Family in front of their new home June 12, 2016, Fountain, Colo.
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Aspen View Homes pose with the Garnes Family in front of their new home June 12, 2016, Fountain, Colo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fountain, Colo. - June 12, 2016 — Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity along with Aspen View Homes dedicated a new home to the Garnes Family following Home Builders Blitz. Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, Aspen View Homes, volunteers, family, and friends joined together to give thanks and celebrate the the Garnes Family and their new home. The celebration began at noon on Sunday, June 12. The home dedication followed at 2 p.m. “I just want to give a big thank you to all the volunteers,” said Kelsey Garnes, new Habitat homeowner. “Having this home is a big relief for my family. We now can have some stability and a forever home.” The dedication also recognized the sponsor, Aspen View Homes, a local building company who helped fund over $100,000 to build the home along with their 22 trade partners and suppliers. It took over 100 volunteers who gave over 160 hours of their time to build the Garnes family a forever home. Home Builders Blitz is an annual event in which Habitat for Humanity International affiliates and local building companies partner together to build homes across the country in a seven-day period from foundation to finished home. Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity chose the Garnes Family home to be built for Home Builders Blitz. Volunteers began building the home on Saturday, June 4 and completed the home on Thursday, June 9. “The week went well,” said Kevin Hart, Aspen View Homes Division President. “Everyone really stepped up to the plate. Dedicating the home to the family really reminds us of why we do what we do everyday. It’s exciting.” About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity: Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity celebrated 30 years of building community this year. They were established in the Pikes Peak region in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. PPHFH is a non-profit organization that believes in building affordable housing that gives low-income families an opportunity to experience home-ownership. PPHFH has built or rehabilitated over 135 homes in the Pikes Peak region and assisted over 500 low-income individuals. Contact: Amber Martin ALMartin2@fullsail.edu PR Graduate Student, Full Sail University ###