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MEDIA ADVISORY
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Laura Williams-Parrish
Community Relations Manager
laura@pikespeakhabitat.org
719.475.7800 x106

Local Family Celebrates Ground Blessing with Local Business Clark Land Surveying, Longtime Supporter of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

WHAT:
On Saturday, April 24, 2021 Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) will host a ground blessing and groundbreaking celebration for Lian and Zen’s family.

In addition to being a new house for Lian, Zen, and their three children, this house is also being built in appreciation of Clark Land Surveying’s 20+ years of support of PPHFH. Clark Land Surveying began operations in 1997, and since 1999 they have regularly donated surveying and development services to PPHFH, helping build homes for more than 100 families in El Paso County.

WHO:
Kris Lewis Medina, Executive Director/CEO, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Iain Probert, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Russ Clark, Clark Land Surveying
Justin Crosson, Clark Land Surveying
Joel Hamilton, Board Member, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Lian and Zen, Future Habitat Homeowners

WHEN:
Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 2:00 - 2:30 pm MST

WHERE:
“The Ridge at Sand Creek” at Galley Rd and Babcock Rd

  1. Take Galley Rd east crossing over N Academy Blvd
  2. Continue east on Galley Rd, crossing N Murray Blvd, Wooten Rd
  3. At the intersection of Babcock Rd and Galley Rd, turn right onto Babcock Rd. “The Ridge at Sand Creek” will be on your left.
  4. Make your first left onto Bidwell Dr
  5. Stay on Bidwell until Beauport Dr. The Habitat trailer is at the corner of Bidwell and Beauport.

NOTE:
This in-person event will follow social distancing and sanitization guidelines. Guests and participants are asked to wear masks and comply with social distancing protocol. Light refreshments will be served. Weather can be unpredictable at this time of year, so if the event is cancelled, a notice will be posted on PPHFH’s website ticker at the top.

As with all Habitat homeowners, the family must show (1) a need for affordable housing such as overcrowding, unhealthy or unsanitary conditions, unaffordable rent, unsafe neighborhood; (2) a willingness to partner with Habitat by completing homebuyer education (credit counseling; budgeting; estate planning; protecting assets; and more) as well as investing 200 "sweat equity" hours to build their house; and (3) the ability to purchase the house and pay the mortgage.

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About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in El Paso County. We build permanent, affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homebuyers. Partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 191 families in El Paso County. In addition to new construction, PPHFH also offers repairs for homeowners who are seniors (65 and older), veterans, and cost-burdened families. For more information, visit pikespeakhabitat.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2021 Press Releases:

Local Family Celebrates Ground Blessing with Local Business Clark Land Surveying, Longtime Supporter of Habitat

Volunteers Kick Off Home Construction Project Through Habitat And Thrivent Partnership

Two Families Celebrate Ground Blessings at New “Sand Creek” Neighborhood

"Micah's View" Ground Blessing

Interfaith Build for Unity Ground Blessing

International Women Build Week

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Robert Giunta to Board of Directors

Winners Announced of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity’s Gingerbread Home Build

Habitat and Thrivent partner to help improve the lives of a Colorado Springs family

2020 Press Releases:

Virtual House Dedication Celebrates "Faith Build" Home

Pikes Peak Habitat Celebrates Ground Blessing for "The Ridge at Sand Creek"

Wells Fargo Builds with Habitat for Humanity

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Janna Mulder to Board of Directors

World Habitat Day 2020

Three Single Mothers Build Habitat Homes And Become Neighbors, Too

Second Habitat ReStore Coming to Colorado Springs

Local Volunteers Honored by Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Candy Vandenberg to Board of Directors

New Video Premiering "Interfaith Build for Unity" Released by Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Virtual Home Dedications for Two Families

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors Leadership

Pikes Peak Habitat Recognizes Armed Forces Day and Helps Local Veteran Family Build New Home

National Day of Prayer Sets Stage for Virtual Ground Blessing of Habitat-Thrivent “Faith Build” Home

GivingTuesdayNow - May 5, 2020

ReStore’s 2020 Earth Day Donation Challenge

Dedication of New Habitat Community

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Eric Stolp to Board of Directors

2019 Press Releases:

Support Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity on Colorado Gives Day

Pikes Peak Habitat Celebrates GivingTuesday with a Gingerbread Home Build

Colorado Gives Day v. GivingTuesday

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Peter Hilts to Board of Directors

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects Shannon Baumgartner to Board of Directors

World Habitat Day 2019

2019 Real Estate Build

Federal Funding for Pikes Peak Habitat

2019 Women Build Program

2nd Veteran Home Build Ground Blessing

Legislative Build Day

George Hammond Build Dedication

"Cost of Home" Campaign Launch

2019 PPHFH Board Leadership

Habitat Donor Appreciation Event 2019

Thrivent Builds House Ground Blessing

Habitat Announces Partnership with Thrivent to Build Home

Habitat Volunteers Honored at Appreciation Event

Thrivent Builds Home with Habitat for Family of Six

2018 Press Releases:

Groundbreaking of New Habitat Community

Board of Directors Selects Ryan Teeples as New Member

First Annual “Veteran Home Build” for Local Veteran

USAFA 10 ABW Chapel Helps Build With Habitat

Real Estate Companies Join Together to Build Home for Family of Seven

2018 PPHFH Board Announcement

Hail Damage in Fountain, Colorado

CSI Construction Partners with Habitat to Build New House for Family of Five

Habitat Dedicates Houses for Two Families

2018 National Women Build Week Kick-off

National Women Build Week 2018

“This is my home.”

“It will change my family’s lives forever.”

Sorpresa Lane Fire

2018 Thrivent Builds Homes Partnership Announcement

2017 Press Releases:

Habitat Tops Indeed's 2017 "Best Non-Profit Places to Work List!

Pikes Peak Habitat elects two members to Board of Directors

Records for a Roof

Veteran Home Build Groundbreaking

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Kicks-off First Annual “Veteran Home Build” for Local Veteran

Pikes Peak Habitat Real Estate Build Announcement

Pikes Peak Habitat Board Build Groundbreaking Announcement

Pikes Peak Habitat Ground Blessing Announcement

Hurricane Harvey statement

Statement by Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia