FROM PIKES PEAK HABITAT FOR HUMANITY October 29, 2012:
The Volunteer Group of the Year is awarded annually to the volunteer group who volunteers frequently at our Habitat construction site.
The 2012 Volunteer Group of the Year was proudly awarded to the Decorating Team of the Habitat Parade of Homes house.
This team of decorators dedicated two years to working on Habitat’s Parade of Homes houses. They did an incredible job with the space, layout and paint color that was provided. Each decorator contributed amazing creativity, ingenuity, and found resources of donated furniture and decorations to furnish the homes. We could not have accomplished two successful years in the Parade of Homes without each of these individuals.
This year’s Parade of Homes Tour, August 3-19, 2012 was a great success! Nearly 2,500 people visited the Habitat for Humanity house, and more than $1,800 in furnishings and accesories sold, benefiting Pikes Peak Habitat!
The Woodmen Vistas house, 7655 Crestone Peak Trail, was this year’s feature. The winning design team used furnishings from our ReStore, Gold Hill Mesa and Platte Furniture to decorate the interior of the Habitat House. The five-bedroom two-bath house is E-Star Certified, making it energy-efficient while saving utility costs for the family.
Thank you to this year’s designers: Sandy Trowbridge, Kathy Speas, Chris Noyes, and Colleen Stiles.
About Habitat for Humanity: Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a worldwide, non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.
With volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses in partnership with the community and prospective homeowners. Habitat is not a give-away program. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” that is used to build more affordable houses. Through Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, the Colorado Springs community has built or rehabilitated homes for over 100 low-income families.
About Speas Interior Design: An award winning Colorado Springs Interior Designer, Kathy Speas is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and an expert on incorporating new color trends into your home and lifestyle. www.SpeasInteriorDesign.com.