Six hundred volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation, Home Depot’s “hardlines” departments and company vendors joined with organizers from Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity to do construction and landscape projects on 15 houses in the Woodmen Vistas development.
Work began at 7:30 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m.
The Woodmen Vistas development is located east of Powers Boulevard, just north of Woodmen Road on Sorpresa Lane. Habitat began building in the 36-house development in 2008.
There are currently 13 homes completed and six more under construction.
The Colorado Springs project was selected as part of a national program kicked off in 2009 by the Home Depot Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.
It is funded through the company’s Partners in Sustainable Building Program which is providing $30 million in funds over a five year period to build 5,000 homes that meet nationally recognized green building standards.
Through The Home Depot Foundation Framing Hope Program, in 2009, 89 Habitat for Humanity affiliates received $4.55 million in donated product to build and preserve affordable, healthy homes which, in turn, strengthen neighborhoods for low-income families.