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Winners of the Design Challenge:

Design Challenge CB Community School Winners
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First place Tiny Home: Ryan Myers & Benjamin Swift People’s Choice: Seve Petersen, Finn Smith, Owen Berv & Chris Myers
First place Two-bedroom: Henry Bryndal & Carlos Franco People’s Choice: Ben White

Got Heat?
Do you own your home?
Is your total family income under $50,000* a year?

Then you could qualify for a free energy audit!

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(970) 641-1245

or Email us @
gunnisonvalleyhabitat@gunnison.com

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that serves our local community by providing affordable
home ownership opportunities to families and individuals in need of simple, decent shelter.

*based on HUD income guidelines

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HOW MANY NAILS TO BUILD THIS SHED?
Car Show Shed Raising  How many nails to build the shed
Habitat for Humanity was very pleased to be chosen as a recipient this year for proceeds from the Gunnison Car Club community grant program.   Funds will be awarded for the construction of a shed to be kept on Habitat property to store tools and materials for building projects.  The shed was constructed in a day at the car show on August 22nd.  A contest was held to guess how many nails would be used in the construction of the shed.  Car Quest Auto Parts donated a drill for the winning guess.  2,383 nails were used.  Winning guess: 1,960 Michael V. (WSCU professor). Volunteers; Richard Hagan, Bob Schauer, Fred MCcaleb, Dale Neilsen, and Scott & Keven Noreen built the shed and Habitat board member and Habitat Homeowner Joy Wills and Holly Halter engaged participants in the guessing game. 

FIRST HOME COMPLETED IN THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM

The successful acquisition of 1.68 acres of land in 2012, now known as Wills Way Community, guarantees Habitat’s future building success. The completion of this new housing development represents the achievement of our land bank goals. The past two years, Habitat for Humanity of the Gunnison Valley, working with our local governments, community and individual donors, built the infrastructure for six home lots. This includes electrical, sewer, water, irrigation, and paved access.
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A HABITAT REFLECTION:

Reflecting on our experience Saturday has opened me up to a world of deep thought. Seeing as our class is entitled “Where am I? Who am I?” I feel a little philosophical thought is acceptable. During our Habitat for Humanity experience I was not, it’s rather frank but truthful, enjoying myself helping out; I was dirty, exhausted, and still too out of my comfort zone to really talk to anyone. All I could think about was my home, my family, and the roots I had peeled up so suddenly by moving two thousand miles away. It is only now that I realize the significant link between the home we were helping build, well landscape, and the home I had left in Pennsylvania. Now that the constant drone of longing has numbed, I realize the metaphorical link between that home and the roots we were all hoping to transplant to Western. By helping those people build a home for that family we were each unknowingly building the foundations to our figurative homes in Gunnison and at Western. Each rock placed, each laugh shared, and each little tidbit of personal information shared was a stone in the foundation of the home we are all building at Western. In short, the Habitat for Humanity of Gunnison has built more homes here than they’ll ever know. ~ Hailee Maxson