Elected officials build with Habitat in Vail Valley
VAIL VALLEY – Habitat for Humanity of Eagle & Lake Counties Saturday will host the third annual Habitat Builds Colorado Day in the Vail Valley at Fox Hollow in Edwards.This will be the third year local elected officials will lend a hand at the affordable housing projects. Scheduled to help out are U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who represents Eagle County in Congress, and state Rep. Christine Scanlan, who represents the Vail Valley in the Colorado House. “The volunteer spirit is an essential part of American society, and I am glad to see it’s alive and well in Eagle County’s Habitat for Humanity,” said Polis, a Democrat. “Growing up in a safe, stable home environment helps children to excel at school and succeed in life. Habitat for Humanity is an important part of helping families with affordable housing and I forward to building with them Saturday.” Habitat Builds Colorado Day will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fox Hollow job site in Edwards Colorado (left on Fox Hollow drive, 1.5 miles west of the Gas House off of HWY 6). The event will begin at 9 a.m. with remarks by Polis, followed by a morning of construction. The event is open to the public. To attend please RSVP to Elyse Howard at email@example.com or by calling 970-748-6718This event is part of a state wide campaign led by Habitat for Humanity of Colorado to advocate for increased funding and opportunity for affordable housing. The nonprofit group helps low-income families buy and build their own homes. Habitat for Humanity finished its 1,000th home in Colorado in November and has house 5,000 people. The organization hopes to build another 1,000 homes in the next three years.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Watershed Council program adds 1% to purchases to fund preservation and conservation.