First Presbyterian Church and Alpine Bank volunteer to help build Habitat for Humanity triplex
January 19, 2018 (MONTROSE, CO) – An open door is an oft-used analogy for opportunity, a metaphor likely not lost on Alpine Bank of Montrose as they pledge $10,000 to cover the cost of every door for Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans’ new triplex housing project.
“These aren’t just any doors,” said Weesa Hild, event and volunteer coordinator at Habitat. “These doors will literally open up to a better life for three local families, including four children!”
Alpine Bank’s donation is only the latest demonstration of broad community support for the triplex project, according to Colleen Burke, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate.
This month alone hundreds of volunteer hours will be spent during Build Days, including one sponsored by Alpine Bank and another by the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose.
On Saturday, January 20, volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose will gather at the triplex on 333 Park Avenue South, Montrose. The following Saturday, January 27, Alpine Bank’s employees will continue the work of raising the triplex’s second story walls.
Build Days, as events like these are called, are crucial to Habitat’s process. “It’s community outpouring like this that make our mission possible,” said Burke.
Other sponsors of this triplex housing project include DMEA—who also have committed cash towards construction costs; Academy Mortgage; Corks Fine Wines and Spirits; Motley Architecture Design; Dynamic Integration; D&S Underground; City of Montrose; Montrose Women’s Club; and Mesa Engineering and Surveying.
Build Days have also been scheduled for other regional groups including Target; Bank of Colorado; Coldwell Banker; Rotary Club of Montrose; Wells Fargo; Crossfit Agoge; and United Church of the San Juans. Coffee Trader generously provides free coffee at every Build Day while Jimmy John’s sponsors lunch.
Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans serves Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties and is currently planning and building new triplexes in both Montrose and Ridgway; bringing their total new home construction to 59 homes since 1991.
For more information about this event contact Weesa Hild, 970-252-9303 ext. 7.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local Organizations Spend Day Building Homes
WHO: Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church and Alpine Bank in Montrose.
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans Build Day at the Montrose Triplex.
WHEN: First Presbyterian Church: Saturday, January 20, 2018 8AM – 3PM
Alpine Bank of Montrose: Saturday, January 27, 2018 8AM – 3PM
WHERE: 333 Park Avenue South, Montrose.
CONTACT: Weesa Hild, 970-252-9303 ext. 7.