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Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Construction 2016

Location: 124 & 126 Starbuck Circle, Salida, Colorado 81201
Start Date: April 1, 2016
Dedication ceremony: October 16, 2016
Completion Date: October 2016

2016 Construction Updates:

October 2016


Construction is complete on the 2016 Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity homes located at 124 and 126 Starbuck Circle in Salida.

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity would like to extend a gracious thank you to everyone who made our 2016 Build Season a success. We truly appreciate the hard work, dedication and generosity of all of the build sponsors, lunch donors, build site volunteers, construction professionals and material donors. This year local residents and businesses, as well as multiple traveling groups, assisted in building the 18th & 19th Habitat homes for two local families.

August 8, 2016

We started the month with the DOW external foam when the first Bike and Build group arrived on the first of July. We finished building the front porches of both houses. Additionally, we installed the soffit and fascia and currently the roofers are installing the shingles. We started the internal work including plumbing and electrical work; one side of the duplex passed the inspections and the electrical work on the other side are still ongoing.

We are currently working on installing the ERV and we have installed the boots for the air ventilation on both houses. The stucco crew arrived several days ago and we dug trenches on the backside of the houses to prep for pouring the concrete in the driveway. We are also preparing to install the sheetrock and drywall.


July 10, 2016

Construction Update-3Throughout the last month, we have completed the framing, sheathing, and installation of the DOW insulation on the external walls. Additionally, all internal walls are framed.  We then moved to the roof and set the trusses and installed the roof sheathing.  Installation of windows and doors has begun, as well as the excavation backfilling for the concrete flatwork.

Going forward the plumber should begin rough-in work any day.  A professional roofer has volunteered his services to install the shingles.  This is greatly appreciated, as they have worked with us before; they do quality work at a rapid pace.

We have been blessed with a steady stream of construction volunteers, mostly from Chaffee County.  The main visiting group was a Bike & Build team of 26 young people that worked with us on July 1st.

If you have not been by the build site lately, please come see the progress. We can always use volunteers, as well as lunches for our build site lunch program.

June 3, 2016

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on our 18th and 19th Habitat Homes on January 8th, 2016. The excavation and structural concrete are complete; we are currently working on the framing phase of the project. We would like to invite everyone to get involved in the 2016 CCHfH summer build season.Sub Floor Framing-2

 We rely primarily on volunteers to help us build and could never accomplish our mission without their generosity. You can be a part of our efforts by contributing in one of three ways: 1by volunteering your time to building at the Starbuck Circle home site, 2by a monetary donation toward the building of homes, or by 3sponsorship of meals for the build site volunteers. Team Build Days are a great opportunity for a company to engage their employees in a positive team-building activity while tangibly giving back to the community.
For information, please contact CCHfH at 719-395-0482
or email coordinator@chaffeehabitat.org

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Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity
Groundbreaking Ceremony 2016

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on our 18th and 19th Habitat Homes on the morning of January 8th 2016. It was a snowy morning but spirits were bright at 124 and 126 Starbuck Circle, located within the Starbuck Dairy Subdivision, on the west side of Salida. During the Groundbreaking Ceremony, the new 2016 Partner Families were introduced. Gina Marinucci and her sons Domenico and Dante will reside in one side of the duplex while LeaEllen Bowers and her children Trystin Bowers, Chris Bowers and Camber Franklin will move into the other side of the duplex. The families will work with family coaches Gaylene Stevens and Mary Hay throughout the project. The family coaches provide support and guidance; they serve as liaisons between the Partner Families and Habitat, as well as helping the Partner Families to feel connected to the entire Habitat community. Both families are extremely excited to participate in this life-changing endeavor. The excavation phase is expected to begin in February or March and construction will continue through completion into the late-summer or early-fall. However, as you can see, two-year-old Camber Franklin already started excavation of his new home at the Ground Breaking Ceremony.Camber Excavation2-Groundbreaking_010816

The Marinucci and Bowers families will each receive a zero-percent interest rate on a 30-year mortgage contract with no down payment. This type of mortgage is possible because the majority of the construction labor is provided by volunteers, as well as the Partner Families. Each family will spend a total of 250 service hours, with 100 of those hours spent working directly on the construction of their new homes. In addition to their service hours, the Partner Families will participate in 35 hours of homeownership education classes with Colleen Rollings, Family Training Coordinator. These classes are designed to prepare families for financial responsibilities of becoming homeowners, how to best maintain their homes and acclimate into their new neighborhoods. Habitat’s overall goal is to empower families to become knowledgeable and successful homeowners.

The construction phase is expected to involve approximately 300 volunteers. The majority of these volunteers are locals and the others travel to the area with volunteer groups from across the country. Additionally, Chris Fisher, Construction Education and Research Instructor, and his students from the Buena Vista Correctional Facility provide labor for the construction of the Habitat Homes. When these students are not working on the job site, they spend a significant amount of time in the classroom. When asked about the benefits of the program for the students, Fisher stated, “not only are the students learning construction skills but more importantly, they are learning to give back in a positive way and to not ask for anything in return”.

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity is always in need of volunteers and no experience is necessary. Whether you can contribute two hours or eighty hours, we would greatly appreciate your help at the build site, as well as outside of the construction zone. Volunteer opportunities include construction, site hosting, meal preparation and assistance with our traveling groups who arrive to build for either a day or sometimes a week. For additional information regarding our volunteer program or to sign-up, please contact Angela Wallace, Program Coordinator. Angela can be reached at 719-395-0482 or via email at angela@chaffeehabitat.org.

As always, for each build, we need your support from food preparation to site coordination to pounding nails. Please call the office at 395-0482 if you would like to help with this year’s builds in any way.



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