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2024 Posts

Read with Us: Safe and Sound

This month, we’re reading Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair by Mercury Stardust, a certified repair technician who has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity International to promote our Home Is the Key fundraising campaign.

Read our Safe and Sound discussion questions!

Making and Keeping Electricity

Pikes Peak Habitat Construction Superintendent Eric Wells discussions innovations that are making electricity more sustainable, even as we've shifted to all-electric homes.

Read his comments on generating and storing electricity!

Read with Us: On Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, this month we’re reading On Juneteenth by Harvard professor and Texas native Annette Gordon-Reed. She focuses on her own experiences growing up in Texas and also about the ways studying history can challenge the origin myths we teach about ourselves.

Read our On Juneteenth discussion questions!

IBU Bench: USAFA Muslim Cadets

This is Part 7 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Chaplain Tamer Sayedahmed!

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IBU Bench: St. Francis of Assisi Parish

This is Part 6 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Barb Treacy!

IBU Bench: Islamic Society of Colorado Springs

This is Part 5 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Feda Jodeh!

IBU Bench: Grace & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

This is Part 4 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Stephanie Sparks!

IBU Bench: First United Methodist Church Prairie Campus

This is Part 3 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Kymm Hockman!

IBU Bench: Temple Beit Torah

This is Part 2 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Jeff Ader, IBU subcommittee chair and Temple Beit Torah president!

Read with Us: Arbitrary Lines

This month, we're reading Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It by M. Nolan Gray. Gray worked in the city planning department in New York City and is now a Ph.D. student in urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Join us in reading Arbitrary Lines!

IBU Bench: Christ City Church

This is Part 1 of a 7-part series featuring Pikes Peak Habitat Interfaith Build for Unity subcommittee members, who discuss their faith community’s involvement in creating an interfaith unity bench for 3rd IBU homeowner Jessica.

Hear from Jeff Mawhirter from Christ City Church!

ICYMI: Radon Mitigation Systems Add to Safety of Pikes Peak Habitat Homes

(From the spring newsletter) What is radon, and how does it impact Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity’s home construction?

Learn more about our radon mitigation systems!

ICYMI: IBU Bench Demonstrates Beauty of Interfaith Collaboration

(From the spring newsletter) Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity’s interfaith partners came together to create a unique bench for Jessica, our 3rd Interfaith Build for Unity (IBU) homeowner, and her son, Bryson.

Read about the blessings and designs from various faith communities!

ICYMI: Beloved Construction Supervisor Gary Blake Retires

(From the spring newsletter) This spring, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is saying a bittersweet farewell to Gary Blake, who has been with the organization since 2010. Blake is retiring — and moving out of state.

Check out his reflections on his time at Pikes Peak Habitat!

ICYMI: ReStore Recycling Expands into Textiles

(From the spring print newsletter) The Pikes Peak ReStores provide new life to gently used building materials and home goods, serve as recycling centers for a variety of materials, and have now added textile recycling to their services.

Learn more about the ReStores!

Read with Us: Saving Us

This month, we're reading Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe. Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian who serves as chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a professor at Texas Tech University.

Join us in reading and reflecting on Saving Us!

2024 Apostles Build Kicks off with Event for Church Leaders

Pikes Peak Habitat’s 2024 Apostles Build officially launched on Thursday, March 21, with an event for church leaders whose congregations have volunteered in the past or might be considering participation.

Read about the event!

Read with Us: The Cotton Patch Evidence

This month, we’re reading The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (1942-1970) by Dallas Lee. Koinonia Farm, a community near Americus, Georgia, is an important part of Habitat's heritage.

Read The Cotton Patch Evidence with us!

Interfaith Dialogue Panelists Share Experiences with Housing

Panelists representing four different faith traditions shared their experiences with housing and homeownership in El Paso County.

Read part 2 of 3 about the dialogue.

Interfaith Dialogue Focuses on Neighborliness

What do diverse faith traditions say about neighborliness? That was the question at the forefront of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Interfaith Dialogue, “Who Is Your Neighbor?"

Read part 1 of 3 about the dialogue.

ICYMI: ReStore South Loves Our Volunteers!

(From the winter print newsletter) In honor of the ReStore South’s 20th anniversary, we’re spotlighting some of the dedicated volunteers who make it possible for us to fulfill our mission.

Read more about our volunteers!

ICYMI: First Gingerbread Village Event Combines Fun, Festivity, and Fundraising

(From the winter print newsletter) This holiday season, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity held an in-person Gingerbread Village decorating.

Read more about this fun event!

ICYMI: ReStore South Celebrates 20 Years

(From the winter print newsletter) On January 17, 2004, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity opened our first ReStore. In the past two decades, the store has expanded from a small space to encompass the full building, an outdoor sales lot on the south side, and extensive storage areas.

Read more about the store's past and present!

Celebrating 20 Years of the ReStore South

(Jan. 25) On Jan. 17, we marked a special occasion: the 20th anniversary of our ReStore South! We celebrated with festive balloon arches, cake for staff and volunteers — and a 20-day sale that runs through Feb. 5!

See more about our celebration!

Read with Pikes Peak Habitat: Race for Profit

(Jan. 15) To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and as part of our Building the Beloved Community initiative, we’re reading Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

Read Race for Profit with us!