Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans to Dedicate 56th Home

Photo Credit: Amy Zuniga, Jade and Copper Photography

(Montrose, CO July 21, 2020) – Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans has completed its 56th home, located at 40 Bluegrass Court in the West Meadows subdivision. A small dedication service will be held on Friday, July 24th at 2 pm at the home. The dedication will honor the volunteers, countless community contributions and contractors whose work made this home a reality for owners Les and Katy Mascarenas. Individuals who would like to attend the dedication must RSVP to erica@buidinglives.org.

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans construction manager, Alvino Trujillo, led the completion of this home throughout the Covid-19 crisis, alongside key volunteers like Kevin Kennedy and Craig Taylor. Several volunteer crews convened throughout construction to complete projects such as siding, fencing and laying sod. Those crews included the West Meadows subdivision community build day; the Montrose Forest Products build day; several build days by members of Calvary Chapel Church; and the Women’s Build Day hosted by Corks Fine Wine & Spirits.

“Build teams are the cornerstone of what makes our homes affordable,” stated Executive Director Erica Madison. “Equally critical are the contributions made by the contractors we partner with to build a Habitat home.” Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans, in partnership with the Mascarenas family, extends its gratitude to the following organizations and businesses for their support, donations of materials and labor: ATG Seamless Gutters; D&S Underground Inc.; Kuboske Construction Company, LLC.; Rhodes Plumbing, LLC.; Monarch Heating & Cooling; Accurate Insulation; Lambert & Associates; Mesa Building & Foundation Design; Motley Architecture & Design; Flairmont Furniture; Montrose Forest Products; Montrose Garage Doors; Crossroads Electric Inc.; Avila Concrete; Builders First Source; Alpine Lumber; Abel’s Ace Hardware, Home Depot; Jake’s Crane Service; Outwest Drywall; Unlimited Drywall & Stucco; and the United State Department of Agriculture.

An exclusive home tour will be held July 23rd and 24th for members of the public who are interested in touring the home and learning more about Habitat for Humanity and its programs. Tours will occur hourly, starting at 9 am. The last tour each day will begin at 5 pm. To ensure proper social distancing and maintain small tour group sizes, an RSVP is required to attend. Attendees are asked to wear masks. To RSVP, please contact Executive Director, Erica Madison at erica@buildinglives.org.

“Habitat exists to create affordable and safe homes for families in need and accomplishes this by partnering with individuals and businesses in each community we serve to fund construction,” stated Habitat’s board president, John Eloe. Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans is a non-profit Christian based organization that builds homes for families with an 80-percent or lower average median income.

To view photos of the newest home, visit buildinglives.org/campaigns/mascarenes-family/. To learn more about how Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans is providing affordable home ownership solutions in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties, or how you can volunteer, visit buildinglives.org or call 970-252-9303.