On Wednesday evening, a group of friends, neighbors, volunteers, board members and well wishers gathered in the recently completed Habitat for Humanity home of Maria Archuleta Jones to celebrate. A prayer of dedication and thanks was offered, and announcements were made acknowledging the many people who contributed to the project. 

The Grand Quilters of Grand County were also on hand to present Maria and her two youngest children with three beautiful hand made quilts. Each one was specifically designed for its recipient. So it turns out that while one small group of workers has been working for many months to build the home in Hot Sulphur Springs, another small group of workers has been quietly working to create lasting keepsakes for the family. Steve Morrison, President of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Grand County, said, “This spirit of generosity and cooperation is what makes our community such a special place!”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. “We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities,” said  Morrison. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 29 million people build or improve the place they call home.

Habitat for Humanity of Grand County (Habitat) will hold their second annual fundraiser, “Birds Of A Feather” at Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Friday, March 6 from 7-9 pm. All are invited to join Habitat for their festive birdhouse-themed fundraiser, featuring an assortment of sweets, savories, adult beverages, music by Eagle Wind Sound, and a unique silent auction of beautiful hand-decorated birdhouses created by local artists. 

In support of Habitat, the fifth-grade classes at Fraser Valley Elementary School are painting smaller-version birdhouses. These houses will be available for purchase at the event or at the City Market entrance on February 15th and 29th from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Your attendance and support will help raise awareness about Habitat’s ongoing home project and help fund current and future builds. Tax-deductible tickets to the event may be purchased for $25 each online at the Eventbrite website for “Birds of a Feather.”, at the Granby Visitor Center (516 E. Agate Ave, cash only) or, at the door (if not sold out). Questions? Call (970) 887-9138 or visit habitatgrandcounty.org

Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Its’ mission vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.