FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ribbon Cutting Event for Seven New Habitat Homes in Gypsum on June 10
Avon, CO – June 1, 2017 - Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley along with community supporters, homeowner families and friends will celebrate the completion of construction on seven new homes at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Stratton Flats in Gypsum, Colorado on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. In addition to a brief ceremony, tours will be available of the new three-bedroom, one and a half bathroom homes, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
“There’s a lot to celebrate given all the hard work and volunteer hours that went into building these seven new homes,” said Caitlin Weis, Family Services Coordinator. “Watching the homeowner families as we dedicate their houses, their excitement for their new homes - I am in awe that we all get to be a part of their dreams for the future.”
Habitat’s seven newest homeowner families equal eleven adults and sixteen children. 2,969 combined “sweat equity” hours were completed by the new homeowners working on the construction of their homes and the homes of their neighbors. Like all Habitat homeowners, these new families will make monthly house payments on a low-cost, no-interest mortgage, which in turn will go toward building more homes in Eagle County.
“My home means a new beginning and a brighter future,” said Laura Gonzalez, Habitat Vail Valley homeowner. “My son and I now have a stable home, not just a house, a future together in a place where we don’t have to move once or twice a year. It means ownership, satisfaction and pride.”
Keys will be presented to the new homeowners by the following partners that helped make these homes possible; State Farm Insurance, Thrivent Financial and Town of Gypsum, as well as by Habitat Vail Valley AmeriCorps Members Gabe Skamla, Makenzie Cudnohusky and Spencer Breece.
Since 1995, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley has worked in Eagle County to help local families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Through its efforts more than 68 Habitat homeowners have built or improved a place they can call home.