Habitat Recognizes Lisa VanAllsburg for Outstanding Service

February 2, 2018 (MONTROSE, CO) — Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans announced this week that Lisa VanAllsburg has been recognized by the organization with an Outstanding Service Award.

Lisa VanAllsburg and her son Alexander

Lisa VanAllsburg and her son Alexander

VanAllsburg is the office assistant at the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and also assists in Donor Relations, a position she’s held since September, 2016.

Deidre Becker, director of finance and human resources at Habitat said, “Lisa is a valuable member of our team. She truly cares about people and brings a creative and thoughtful touch to her duties. Lisa has shown her dedication to Habitat for Humanity’s core purpose in a variety of ways, including volunteering at a variety of Habitat’s functions and Build Days.”

Colleen Burke, executive director at Habitat echoed the sentiment, “She’s a team player who dives in wherever she’s needed. She’s invaluable to our staff.”

VanAllburg was recognized by her fellow employees last week with a plaque and a gift certificate, as a token of their gratitude for her efforts.

“It’s our way of letting her know we appreciate her and everything she does,” said Burke.

VanAllsburg was touched by the award. “Working with such a wonderful group of people, our partner families and the community makes my job a pleasure every day,” she said.

After volunteering with several non-profits throughout Montrose, VanAllsburg was excited to join the Habitat staff. “The commitment to families and community make me proud to call Habitat a ‘second family’ for my son and I,” she said.

“Lisa plays a very important role in making sure we are running smoothly during this incredibly important time for our organization and community,” said Burke.

By 2020, Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans will have built seven new homes, including two new triplexes in Montrose and Ridgway, bringing their total new home construction to 59 homes since 1991.