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Media Contact:Laura Williams-Parrish, Community Relations ManagerPikes Peak Habitat for HumanityOffice: 719.475.7800 ext. 106laura@pikespeakhabitat.org

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Honors Volunteers At Volunteer Appreciation Event

Colorado Springs, CO (April 11, 2019) – Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) will honor its volunteers with a special event April 11th, 2019 from 5:45-8:00 pm at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905. This event is made possible by the generous support of GE Johnson Construction Company. Attendance is by invitation only. Winners will be announced for the following awards:

Chris Brownlow Golden Hammer Award: The individual who displays joyful and loving qualities on a consistent basis, to include: strong leadership, good attitude, and a servant spirit. This person believes in the philosophy of PPHFH both within and outside the organization.
Millard Fuller Award: The person who demonstrates leadership, going above and beyond the call of duty, and exemplifies asking others to get involved.
Linda Fuller Award: The person who completes outstanding work, exemplifies compassion and devotion for PPHFH’s future homeowners during and after their path to homeownership.
Journeyman Award: The person who shows a long-term commitment to PPHFH and performs vital behind-the-scenes work for the affiliate. They are ready and willing to do whatever is needed to keep PPHFH running smoothly.
Construction Group of the Year Award
ReStore Group of the Year Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award will also be presented to individuals who achieved the prerequisite number of volunteer hours during 2018.

Volunteers are a fundamental resource for PPHFH with 90% of each PPHFH house built by volunteers under construction staff supervision. In FY18, a total of 3,438 volunteers gave 34,868 hours in administrative assistance, construction of houses, board of directors, committee work, and retail help in the ReStore.

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) builds affordable housing in El Paso County in partnership with the community and prospective homeowners. Partner families build their home alongside volunteers, and purchase their house with an affordable mortgage. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 167 families achieve homeownership in El Paso County. For more information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org.# # #

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