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  • Silt mom spends Mother’s Day prepping new home

    Posted May 15, 2018 by Jon Childs

    "As a single mother living in the Roaring Fork Valley, Suzette Beresford would ask herself how she was going to make it on her own. But with help from Habitat for Humanity and the community she will soon call home, Beresford now knows she's not alone."

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  • Colorado Mountain College grad shapes his community through Habitat for Humanity

    Posted May 11, 2018 by Jon Childs

    "Trent Marshall graduated from Colorado Mountain College over the weekend with a Bachelor of Arts in sustainability studies that has already thrust him into the enviable role of shaping the future of his community."

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  • Colorado House Bill 1195 would help Habitat, community

    Posted May 11, 2018 by Jon Childs

    "It’s time to take action. This legislative session, Colorado lawmakers are working on a good policy solution that will give more Coloradans the opportunity to experience the stability of homeownership. HB1195 leverages private funds to help build affordable homes in Colorado, by incentivizing philanthropic contributions to nonprofits building affordable for-sale homes."

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  • House bill offers incentives to affordable homeownership

    Posted May 1, 2018 by Jon Childs
    "Angel Meza is sitting on the front porch of the home she bought with an affordable mortgage from Habitat for Humanity, and reflected on how the stability of becoming a homeowner has strengthened her family. It was not so long ago that she was moving frequently and struggling to find an affordable place to rent."
  • Green Gala for Habitat for Humanity

    Posted April 30, 2018 by Jon Childs
    The Green Gala served as a super fundraiser with 250 or so supporters in attendance enjoying entertainment, food and drink stations and an opportunity to view the new space.
  • ReStore 2.0: Come see what all the buzz is about!

    Posted March 27, 2018 by Zander Yeiser
  • SOPRIS SUN: Habitat ReStore gets a new home of its own

    Posted January 25, 2018 by edanneker
    Sharing is caring, as the adage goes, and now there’s a 40,500-square-foot embodiment of the sentiment in the Valley. The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 53 Calaway, Ct., officially opened Jan. 19, and it’s been abuzz ever since. “I’m guessing, based on how busy it was, we had to have over 500 people — easy — on Friday and Saturday,” Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley President Scott Gilbert said of the store’s opening weekend. “It’s kind of like a frenzy.” The organization is calling the new location its “ReStore 2.0.” The expanded space has streamlined the organization’s presence in the Valley, offering a permanent home for administrative and retail staff alike. But that doesn’t mean Gilbert has a corner office hiding somewhere in the store.
  • POST INDEPENDENT: ReStore 2.0 opens south of Glenwood Springs

    Posted January 19, 2018 by edanneker
    The ribbon is cut and the store is open for business at Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley's new ReStore south of Glenwood Springs. A few dozen people crowded into an opening ceremony Thursday afternoon to mark the major progress of this new location — what Habitat staffers are calling ReStore 2.0. The ReStore, though it may not be obvious to those passing by, equals more homes and jobs in the valley, said Scott Gilbert, director of Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley. Though it is a great place to get discounted household items, the ReStore also is a critical engine that drives Habitat's projects in the valley. "We've always thought of the ReStore as a place to sell recycled stuff, but beyond that, if we can get items at good prices and good prices to customers, we can net more money for building houses," Gilbert said.
  • POST INDEPENDENT- Families build their own homes in Silt

    Posted December 30, 2017 by edanneker
    "This feels like I've won the lottery, only better, because it comes with a community," said soon-to-be Silt homeowner Suzette Beresford after learning she and her three children would move into a new home in 2018. It's a home she, alongside other families and volunteers, is helping build. The Beresfords are one of 12 families who will receive a new home in Silt by the end of 2018, thanks to Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork. In 2000, when Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork built its first home in the valley, its goal was to provide local low-income children with as many homes as it could. Now heading into 2018, the organization just moved families into its 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th homes in its area from Aspen to Parachute, providing homes for 75 local kids.
  • ASPEN TIMES - Grant helps Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork integrate disabled workers into community

    Posted December 25, 2017 by edanneker
    Brian Wilson broke into a big smile Wednesday when he was presented with Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork's "Most Enthusiastic Team Member" award for 2017. A smile comes easily for the 32-year-old and it's apparent while visiting Habitat's ReStore warehouse why he was chosen for the award. Wilson's got a keen awareness of where everything is located in the cavernous warehouse between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. He's known as "King of the Appliances." He accepts donations, rotates merchandise in the second-hand shop and occasionally assists shoppers. "I like seeing all my co-workers," Wilson said.