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Habitat Blitz Build still has room for volunteers

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EAGLE COUNTY — The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate is building four homes in just over a week, and they want you to help.

It's called a Blitz Build and you start swinging hammers on Wednesday. Walls will be raised on Thursday and they're determined to be done in eight days.

You should be signed up already, but if you call Julie Kapala and ask nicely, they'll let you help. They're good that way.

It's a celebration of Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley's 20th anniversary, and they're doing it with Blitz Home Builders and Beck building company.

About Blitz Home Builders

Blitz Home Builders is a group of volunteers from around the country and the world. They choose one Habitat affiliate each year to partner with to build homes in an accelerated period of time.

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Since 1996, the Blitz Home Builders have built 50 homes in 17 communities. They're bringing 75 volunteers to the valley for the Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley for its Blitz Build.

In 20 years, the local Habitat affiliate has built more than 50 homes that provide for more than 200 children and their families.

Beck Building Company is donating professional labor and professional leadership each day of the event.

A Blitz workday begins at 7 a.m. with morning announcements. Building begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. The day will finish around 3 p.m. Lunch is provided.

To participate in Habitat Vail Valley's Blitz Build event, visit habitatvailvalley.org or call 970-524-HOME (4663).

The building site is at Stratton Flats in Gypsum.

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