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Pikes Peak Habitat Monthly e-News

October 2023

Kayla's Home Dedication, Triple Groundbreaking Scheduled Nov. 4

Join us at The Ridge at Sand Creek Nov. 4! We'll celebrate with four families who are marking milestones in their journey to homeownership.

At 9:30 a.m., we'll hold a groundbreaking for five adults and three children:

  • Gilas and her son, who will live in a recycled home in Woodmen Vistas, another Pikes Peak Habitat neighborhood in Colorado Springs. A recycled home is a Pikes Peak Habitat home that's been returned to our stock. We'll renovate it to meet current construction and energy standards, and then Gilas will purchase it.
  • Ida, Alex, and Lucia, plus Ida and Alex's daughter. Their home will be the Kum & Go Sponsored Build.
  • Janice and her teenage daughter

At 10:30 a.m., Kayla and her children will receive the keys to their new home at their dedication ceremony. Their home was the 3rd George Hammond Build--Honoring Tim Trowbridge. Both Hammond and Trowbridge are longtime volunteers who have served Pikes Peak Habitat in a variety of ways.
In December, we'll hold the home dedication for Ricardo and Mariela's family -- our Apostles Build. Stay tuned for details!

Join us to celebrate with these families>>

Gilas and her son

Lucia, Ida, Sofia, and Alex

Annual Gingerbread Home Build Raises Funds for Veteran Family

Join our virtual gingerbread home decorating and fundraising competition! We're decorating gingerbread homes to raise funds to build a home for local Army veteran family Damian and Trinady! (Read more about them in the recap of the Mike Maroone Honda and Acura Charity Car Show.)

Register by Nov. 22. Organizations, individuals, families, and groups of all kinds (within El Paso County) are encouraged to participate!

We hope you'll join us in this fun event to support a local veteran in achieving affordable homeownership.

Register to participate today>>

Global Village Subcommittee Open to Applications

Pikes Peak Habitat is accepting applications from supporters interested in joining our Global Village Subcommittee (PDF). Global Village is a Habitat for Humanity International initiative that brings people to another country to help build affordable homes, work alongside people from other cultures, and learn about housing needs from a specific community's perspective.

Chloe Henry, Pikes Peak Habitat's Faith in Action program manager, recently participated in a Global Village trip to Paraguay. She and other participants helped build a home for a local family and attended the dedication, where the whole community celebrated with the new homeowners!

The experience helped equip Henry to lead a Global Village trip to one of Pikes Peak Habitat's tithe partner countries in 2024.

Fill out the Global Village Interest form to receive updates about the trip>>

Video Highlights Habitat's Commitment to Safeguarding

Habitat for Humanity is committed to supporting a respectful and ethical workplace, safeguarding the rights of those we serve, and properly stewarding our donors’ funds and resources. In service to that commitment, and in accordance with its foundational mission principles, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity opposes any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, and abuse.

Watch a 10-minute video that explains the meaning of "safeguarding" and our commitment to safeguarding.

Watch the safeguarding video>>

Mike Maroone Honda and Acura Charity Car Show Supports 5th Veterans Build

Vintage Honda Civic
Vividly painted car at Honda and Acura Car Show

We're thankful to Mike Maroone Honda and to everyone who came out for the 6th Annual Honda and Acura Charity Car Show, which benefited Pikes Peak Habitat's 5th Veterans Build!

Participants came from as far away as Kansas and Nebraska to compete in the various categories, including the Low Car Limbo and the People's Choice! We appreciate everyone who joined us for a day of fun and to raise funds for a local veteran family's future home.

Damian is an Army veteran who met his wife, Trinady, while he was stationed at Ft. Carson and she was a college student in her hometown of Alamosa. A few months after they married, they learned she was pregnant with twins. Their daughters, Analise and Ember, are now two years old, and one has a rare blood disorder. Both girls struggle with health issues from the mold growing in their apartment, and the family also has experienced attempted break-ins and issues with the landlords.

“We as a family are thankful,” says Trinady to the many people who support the Veterans Build. “Not a lot of veterans get this kind of opportunity. Changing from being a soldier to being a civilian and working a regular job can be tough, and lots of veterans struggle to find their feet once out of the military. So helping veterans and their families is so amazing, and we are so thankful as well to all those who are willing to help.”

Learn more about our Veterans Build>>

Vote in Local Elections This Fall!

All 12 Colorado Springs mayoral candidates, plus forum moderators

The El Paso County Coordinated Election is Nov. 7. Please vote!

If you haven't yet registered, there's still time -- and registering takes less than 10 minutes! Register by mail or online by Monday, Oct. 30. In-person voting is Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Register to vote>>

See Previous E-Newsletters

Cover of Year in Review publication
  • September 2023: FY '23 Year in Review Highlights Gains in Affordable, Attainable Homeownership
  • August 2023: Help Us Bring Critical Home Repairs to El Paso County Families