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HABITAT VAIL VALLEY NEWS

10/14/16   Habitat expands eligibility
Local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has broadened its income eligibility requirements for families.
     
10/14/16   

Housing at crisis point 
Affordability and availability of housing has reached a crisis point and it's tearing at the fabric of our community, causing people to move away.

     
9/27/16    KaBoom there's a playground
Volunteer corps converge at Gypsum's Stratton Flats to construct a play ground in a single day.
     
8/14/16    KaBoom playground coming to Habitat's Stratton Flats neighborhood
A new playground, designed by local kids, will be installed during a community build event planned for September 24 in Gypsum.
     
5/22/16    Local Habitat for Humanity continues work
Six local families celebrated the dedication of their new homes Saturday in the Stratton Flats neighborhood.
 
     
3/7/16    Habitat ReStore welcomes new director
Craig Colby joins the Habitat for Humanity ReStore team as its director. Proceeds from the ReStore go toward construction of affordable housing for qualified families in Eagle County.
     
3/6/16    Carpenters' Ball returns to Beaver Creek on Saturday
All funds raised are reinvested into Habitat Vail Valley's work — creating affordable homeownership opportunities for families living in Eagle County.
     
12/1/15    Habitat acquires Gypsum land 
Nonprofit purchases parcel in Stratton Flats neighborhood, allowing construction of homes into 2018.
     
8/6/15    Vail Valley Habitat completes successful eight-day Blitz Build 
At the end of a workday, Habitat for Humanity volunteers all have one thing in common. They take a long look at the work they’ve been doing and, dirty and tired, they smile and say, “I helped do that today.” 
     
7/27/15    Putting love into action
They will build it because they come. Almost seven dozen volunteers swarmed into the Vail Valley to build four homes in eight days.   
     
7/19/15    Habitat Blitz Build still has room for volunteers
The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate is building four homes in just over a week, and they want you to help. 
     
6/17/15   
Beck Building Co. will join nearly 65 Blitz Home Builder volunteers from across the country, along with local community volunteers, to construct two duplexes (four homes) from foundations through exterior completion in eight days in July.
     
6/05/15  
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley will dedicate five more homes, bringing their total to 56 since 1995.
     
3/11/15    Habitat celebrates 20 years at Carpenters' Ball on Saturday
On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley will celebrate 20 years of building during its annual Carpenters’ Ball event at Larkspur Restaurant in Vail. All funds raised are reinvested into Habitat’s work — creating affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Eagle County.
     
2/23/15    Habitat with build 4 homes in 8 days this summer
The concept that eventually grew into Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley was born at a Minturn pizza restaurant in 1995 when locals Michael Wasmer and Ron and Patti Brave had dinner with Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat International. Fuller convinced them to start the local chapter, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
     
10/16/14    Habitat ReStore returns to Eagle
After operating out of a temporary retail space and two warehouses for the past eight months, the Habitat ReStore will move back to its previous location at 751 Chambers Ave. in Eagle on Saturday at 10 a.m 
     
9/18/14   Habitat for Humanity now accepting homeowner applications for six homes
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley is now accepting homeowner applications for six homes, which will be located at Stratton Flats in Gypsum, and are scheduled for completion in 2015.
     
8/28/14    Beyond the Big Box 
Habitat ReStore is a diamond-in-the-rough for contractors, interior decorators and do-it-yourselfers — just about anyone eyeing a home makeover with the finest, most  sought-after materials, minus the off-putting price tag.
     
8/17/14    Big is Good
Vail Resorts gives largest ever resort donation to local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Vail Resorts cleared everything out of 50 Lodge at Vail hotel rooms and donated everything to the local Habitat affiliate.  
     

7/01/14  

 

Vail Valley families give thanks to Habitat 
Habitat dedicated five more homes on Sunday with the prayer that these houses be made into New families celebrate joining the Stratton Flats neighborhood with a block party on Sunday. Habitat for Humanity created affordable homeownership opportunities for over 50 families since 1995. homes. The prayer has already been answered.

     
4/24/14     Western Slope Home & Rec Expo benefits Habitat ReStore
The fifth annual Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo. Starting at 5 p.m. at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, and running through Sunday at 2 p.m., the Eagle Home Expo boasts the largest gathering of home experts in the mountains. Donations at the door go to Habitat for Humanity.
     
3/26/14     Habitat ReStore finds new home after heavy snowfall collapses the store's roof 
The fifth annual Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo. Starting at 5 p.m. at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, and running through Sunday at 2 p.m., the Eagle Home Expo boasts the largest gathering of home experts in the mountains. Donations at the door go to Habitat for Humanity.
     

9/25/13 

  Eagle Valley High School students flood community with service Thursday

Teenage troops clad in matching bright red T-shirts emblazoned with the statement “We make it work” are swarming the Eagle/Gypsum community Thursday. They are  kids on a mission. Eagle Valley High School’s all-school volunteer day has returned.  The popular event was launched in 2011 by former principal Mark Strakbein and  former teacher Susan Scott.

     

8/03/13

  Youth group aids Eagle County Habitat projects
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kan., sent 60 people to the valley  to work with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The youth group spent a week  in Eagle and Gypsum to help the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate build six new  townhomes with partner families, work in the ReStore, help build a bike path in Eagle  and other projects around the area.
     

5/19/13 

 

Home construction activity picking up in Eagle County
A construction crew pours a foundation at the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum  Friday. That foundation will eventually support one of six homes at Stratton Flats to  be built this year by Habitat for Humanity.

     

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Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm (Jobsite Only)
Sunday: Closed

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