NewsCovering Colorado


Habitat for Humanity raising money for local veteran's home

Annual fundraiser moves virtual for 2020 amid pandemic
gingerbread house.jpg
Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 04, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's the season of giving and for many local organizations helping those who need it most, it means adapting to figure out the best ways to help others safely.

For Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, they've moved an annual fundraiser online this year to provide a home for a local veteran and single mom, Monya.

"They're so excited, it's such a nice time for them to be able to have this news that they're getting a home around Christmas, they have that promise of some stability and a really nice and decent home to live in," Sarah Bunch, Donor Relations Manager for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity said.

Like most organizations, there have been concerns and challenges this year. The organization is still on track to build homes in El Paso County for people in need.

"We've definitely had to make some adjustments our construction costs have increased 50 percent this year because of the pandemic," Bunch said, "we were very worried, but people have stepped up and chipped in to help us build these homes."

This year's "Gingerbread Home Build" will be done online- local businesses and individuals agreed to put together their homes on their own and have pictures placed online to vote.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is hoping to raise $23,000 or ten percent of the cost to build the home. Construction is set to begin early 2021, with plans to finish the following October.

If you'd like to donate and vote for this year's fundraiser, visit the following link: Gingerbread home build.