(Montrose, CO November 15, 2019) – The public is invited to attend a ground blessing on Monday, November 18th at 10:30 am for Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans’ 56th home, located at 40 Bluegrass Court in the West Meadows subdivision. Habitat officially broke ground on Monday, November 4—approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. The new home will soon belong to future owners, Les and Katie Mascaranes. Pastor Ben Garate of Calvary Chapel will preside over the blessing. The public is invited to attend.
“The application process for this home began several years ago,” stated the organization’s executive director, Erica Weeks. “The Mascaranes underwent an extensive application process and is now embarking on construction, where both Les and Katie are required to complete 250 sweat equity hours in the home’s construction process before they can move in to the new home.” The 1,100 square foot home is slated for completion by May 2020.
“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 80-percent or lower average median incomes. The homes are built by volunteers and partner families from the community and sold at no profit.
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.