National Women’s Build Day – May 11, 2013

Habitat Women's BuildThank you so very much for your consideration in partnering with Habitat for Humanity this Saturday, May 11th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information, please feel free to contact me, 970-309-3088 or email volunteer.habitat@gmail.com. Lunch is provided!

I am looking forward to saving a spot, T-Shirt size of your choice, NWBD logo water bottle and bandanna for the first 25 ladies in our community!

Sincerely,

Geneva Farr,
Volunteer Coordinator Family Services Director
Habitat for Humanity RFV

skye habitatHabitat for Humanity RFV and your local Lowe’s of Glenwood Springs, invite women to volunteer during National Women Build Week.

Our affiliate will be building this Saturday, May 11th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. (7025 Hwy 82 at our ReStore Boutique location)

National Women Build Week challenges women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing and/or assist in projects to raise money for affordable housing in their local communities. To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2,100 Habitat houses nationwide! Locally, this is our 3rd Women’s Build!

This Mother’s Day season, we are asking and encouraging your help in supporting Habitat Roaring Fork Valley’s participation in a nationwide Habitat for Humanity initiative uniting mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends in creating funds to continue to build simple, decent and affordable housing for families in this Valley.

Habitat for Humanity Earth Day Event

Buy Green, Save Green, and now Paint Green (or blue, or red, or beige, …)

Huge Sale at ReStore in Glenwood Springs with up to 60% off a wide range of items!

Stop by tomorrow and take part in an Earth Day extravaganza, where we’ll be hosting interactive street parties, featuring local foods, and all sorts of companies displaying environmentally friendly products and services.

Green Sheen paint will be on hand to introduce their partnership with our ReStore. What’s the big deal? Well, Green Sheen paints are 100% recycled paints, and we carry 14 different colors! Yep, not only are Green Sheen paints some of the most environmentally friendly paints to be found anywhere, but they’re some of the most affordable at just $12.50 per gallon, and up – that’s 1/3 less than the cost of standard paints!

Plus, you can now even drop off your unwanted latex house paints, and for a nominal fee, we’ll see that they get recycled, instead of ending up in some landfill.

We will see you tomorrow!

Two great Glenwood Springs Locations!

Right on Hwy 82 at mile marker 7 and in the Midland Center right past Lowe’s and Target.

Treat yourself and support a good cause!

Lemon Decadance
Several amazing mermaids have stepped up  and are offering their services to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity! How about a full body massage? An Arbonne anti-aging travel kit? Some delicious homemade desserts to celebrate a special occasion? You can view available items and submit a bid at: www.32auctions.com/Malawi. All proceeds raised will go to support Habitat Malawi. Don’t delay…the auction closes Sunday, April 14!

Skye Sieber organizing Habitat for Humanity trip

Our very own Skye Sieber is co-leading a trip to Malawi, Africa with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village.Habitat for Humanity Malawi is facing an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis that is compounded by poverty and food insecurity. Two years ago, Habitat for Humanity Malawi decided to intervene by starting an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program.

Different from the typical Habitat model in which partner families receive a 0% interest mortgage and pay it back, under the OVC program Habitat has identified orphaned children families and build a house free of charge for them and their caretaker (often a grandparent).

In addition to their orphaned status, “vulnerable” means that these children have few resources to make them resilient to shocks such as illness, hunger, death of their caretaker, etc. The program delivers health education and legal work along with the house. For example with the legal work that is part of this initiative, if the caretaker passes away, the house would remain property of the children. This is a serious improvement over some projects done in the 1990s which experienced a land grab. With legal tenure in the house, the children’s wellbeing is more secure.

We don’t yet know who our partner family will be…this is usually not known until 1-3 months before the team arrives. We do know that we’ll be working in the Mulanje district located in southern Malawi. This area has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the country and quite a large population of OVC. Most residents in this district are subsistence farmers who earn their income from casual labor. The team will have the opportunity to place their work building a home within a broader social context to achieve a deeper understanding of the issues that many residents of Malawi face.

At a cost around $4000 for a modest home in Africa it would only take a donation of $35 from each Mermaid to make these orphans’ dreams a reality. You can make secure donations online or directly to Skye.