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  • September Volunteer Spotlight: Ephraim Mammo

    Meet Ephraim Mammo, he is the Senior Materials Engineer for OtterBox Products by trade and a Habitat Team Captain by passion. Over the years, Ephraim has organized over 10 build days at Loveland Habitat for Humanity. OtterBox employees get 24 paid hours of volunteer time and he pulls his coworkers…

  • September Donor Spotlight: John Feeney

    This month, we want to highlight a donor who is passionately involved with Loveland Habitat for Humanity, John Feeney. John first became involved with Loveland Habitat in 2014 when he made the career switch from Analytic Chemist to Real Estate Agent at C3 Realtors. His first involvement was rallying a…

  • July Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jane Bush

    July’s volunteer spotlight is Jane Bush. Jane is a “regular” on the construction site and has been volunteering with Loveland Habitat for 2 ½ years. She was first interested in volunteering with Habitat when she retired and moved to Loveland from Missouri. At first, she volunteered at the ReStore but…

  • June Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Wahlers

    Our June Volunteer Spotlight is Connie! Connie has been volunteering at the ReStore for 17 years! She first got involved with Loveland Habitat for Humanity in 2002 after her husband passed and her friend invited her to come volunteer with her. Since then, she has been working in housewares, pricing…

  • April Volunteer Spotlight

    Meet Emily Pugh! Emily was one of our Winter Warrior Challenge winners. During the Winter Warrior Challenge, she braved the cold months and volunteered over 20 hours on our construction site, building homes and hope in the cold and snow. Emily started volunteering with Loveland Habitat in January 2019 with…

  • March Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Soulek

    Jessica has been a dedicated office administration volunteer for 3 years! Every week, Jessica has entered been helping Loveland Habitat by entering volunteer data for the construction site and the ReStore. Jessica says that she volunteers with Loveland Habitat for Humanity to help her community. Jessica enjoys being an admin…

  • August’s Donor Spotlight - Nutrien

    This month, we want to spotlight a company who has been a long-time supporter of Loveland Habitat. Nutrien has been sponsoring build days with our affiliate since 2012. Nutrien supports Loveland Habitat’s mission because it aligns with the pillars of Nutrien’s mission. Megan LaTour, HR Support Services Administrator, says that…

  • Collegiate Build Reflection

    By Andrew Duback, volunteer from Oakton Community College

    Arriving in Loveland, I had much to expect from a place so different from my home in Chicago. I was amazed at how clean and beautiful the town looked as we drove in after 16 hours on the road.

    The mountains were beautiful and the sun shone brightly. On Memorial Day, we didn’t work and took the day to do a hike on the Rocky Mountain National Park trail. I felt so blessed to be able to see the beauty of this trail, much like I had hoped to see in Colorado.

    My eyes were enjoying the beauty of the state but my hands had not yet done any work. On our first day of work at the Loveland Habitat construction site, I was eager to start and feeling great. I was already falling in love with Loveland and my Habitat work group from college.

  • Kearney, NE Church Mission Trip

    First Presbyterian Church in Kearney, NE traveled with a group of 8 volunteers to Loveland, CO at the end of May to build with our affiliate. Joining them was another volunteer from Vail, Colorado, son to the team leaders, to experience build opportunities in this area for families in need. Kay Payne, one of the team leaders, served on the Habitat board in Kearney for many years. She and her husband, Rodger, have also traveled to build with other affiliates as part of the RV Care-A-Vanners program. Kelsey C., a youth member of the church, shares her experience of building with our affiliate:

    “This was my first mission trip by myself and my first time coming to Colorado so I was pretty excited to see what’d we be doing. Teaming up with Habitat was a great experience; we got to meet and connect with the people and help with the houses being built. It was also cool to go into someone’s Habitat home and hear how they’ve grown and changed through their experience with Habitat. Overall it’s been an inspiring trip.”

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun! (Even Retired Ones)

    It was nearly five years ago that I decided I wasn’t having enough fun! I had retired from my high school teaching career several years earlier, and while I enjoyed spending time with my husband and family, traveling, bicycling, gardening with no set schedule, I kept feeling like I could be doing something more in my life.

    Then one day I was chatting with some women in my neighborhood who had worked for Habitat for Humanity in another city. They recalled how they threw a “stud party” for a Habitat home. People came to the site and made small monetary donations to paint on construction studs for the newly framed house. The artwork and messages they left were diverse—affection for the new home owners, Bible passages, congratulations, advice, good wishes and hopes for the future.