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Executives team up for Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

July 17, 2019, 10:37 am

Thirty executives will take a break from their boardrooms to spend Thursday, July 18 building homes in partnership with hard-working local families during Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley’s (HFHVV) second annual CEO Build.

The CEO Build will bring together current and former executives from local, regional and national businesses to work on a construction site and learn more about the impact of Habitat initiatives on families across Eagle County. The July 18 event will be hosted by Tim LyBarger (Regional President, U.S. Bank), Beth Howard (COO, Vail Mountain) and Pete Thompson (Retired Executive, Richmond American Homes).

“Habitat for Humanity, a tremendous partner of Vail and Epic Promise, has made a huge impact in the community by increasing housing options in the Vail Valley, providing homes for more than 79 families locally, and I am thrilled and honored to be able to participate with my colleagues in this build day,” said Beth Howard, COO of Vail Mountain.

On Thursday, CEO Build volunteers will work on projects to finish HFHVV’s last home at Stratton Flats. Since 2012, HFHVV has built 40 homes in partnership with 40 families in the Gypsum neighborhood. In total 150 people, including 90 children, reside in the Habitat community. HFHVV will start construction in August on 12 new homes on land adjacent to Red Hill Elementary School in Gypsum, which was donated by Eagle County School District. 

HFHVV is a leader in developing affordable housing solutions in Eagle County and relies on collaborative partnerships to fulfill its mission. HFHVV sells volunteer-built homes to families with income between 35 and 80 percent of the area’s median income. The families put in 250 hours of volunteer work, per adult, for the organization. They then pay a zero-interest mortgage to pay off the construction cost of the home.

For more information, visit www.habitatvailvalley.org or call (970) 748-6718.

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