Setting steel I-beams, floor joists and sub-flooring at two Habitat for Humanity building sites kept Usaj Realty volunteer crew members busy recently. On a picture-perfect October day, nine members of the Usaj Realty team joined several “core volunteers” from Habitat to help set the critical foundation sections of two new homes on South Decatur Street in Denver. Once completed, the ranch homes will house a deserving family in need of affordable permanent housing.
“Usaj Realty is proud to have completed the 7th annual Habitat build day,” said Jenny Usaj, co-owner of Usaj Realty. “Habitat for Humanity is a great program, and we are excited to continue our commitment for many years to come. Building on-site is one of my favorite days of the year because I know that we will all be challenged as a team and individuals in a new way. This year we successfully placed I-beams in the foundation and built out the subfloors!”
Usaj Realty is one of Habitat for Humanity’s Adopt-a-Day Sponsors, and the boutique real estate firm organizes several fundraisers and community outreach events for the organization each year.
Backcountry Deli graciously donated the lunch for the day, a much needed energy boost!
Since it was established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has addressed poverty and housing on a global scale through “partnership housing.” The concept of partnership housing centers on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage on their homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 by a group of passionate volunteers. These volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise, acquire land, select families and manage all of the logistics to build the first Habitat homes in Denver. Since then, Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S.
Today Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1 million families around the world, completing the construction or repair of a home at the rate of one every 4 minutes.
There are many opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Denver. Check their website and sign up today.