Meet Gretchen! She is our newest Board member, and we are excited to welcome her to our team.
Gretchen is a single mom of 2 kiddos (pictured below). She works part-time for Farmington Municipal Schools and attends Highland University full-time to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
She is looking forward to serving on the Habitat Board of Directors and getting more involved with our community.
Thank you, Gretchen, for helping us build homes, community and hope!
On June 21-22, we finished sheathing gable ends, installed windows, framed back porch cover, roofers came and prepared roof, heating ducts were installed, and electrical boxes installed!
On June 28, soffits were finished (under eves) and siding started on east side of garage and north side of house.
On June 29, continued siding installation, facia installed on eves, and back porch was covered.
We, at Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity, are proud to introduce our two newest board members: Araceli Hinojosa and Beverly Bixler.
Read more about both new board members by clicking "Read More" below.
Story continued from "Tres Rios Habitat and Wells Fargo Partner to Rehabilitate Home," https://www.tresrioshabitat.com/newsblog/tres-rios-habitat-wells-fargo-partner-to-rehabilitate-home.
On May 24th, volunteers from local Wells Fargo Banks helped complete the rehabilitation project on Mason and Cassie Walters home. The drought last summer and the following monsoons damaged the home. It had many cracks in the walls, windows that didn't close properly, and a porch and den that was separating from the home.
The Wells Fargo volunteers painted the Walters home. Pictures below show their smiling faces and wonderful job done by the them.
This project was made possible because of funds donated by Wells Fargo's Lift the Block program. We also want to thank Chick-fil-A (Farmington) for donating lunch for the volunteers. Please stop by both these locations and tell them how much you appreciate their support of Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity.
We are partnering with Wells Fargo to repair a families home that is quite literally falling apart.
The homeowners, Mason and Cassie Walters, wrote: “During the drought this summer we ended up getting a very large crack along with other smaller ones in the front yard. The crack is about 10-15 feet long and about 2-3 feet deep. We are not sure if the crack had anything to do with the separation from the original house and the previous ad-on that was done around 1990, by Mason’s parents when they lived here. This is currently our son’s room now and he has cracks in the walls and his window doesn’t close properly due to this side of the house sloping slightly. Also, our den on the north side of the house is starting to separate from the house. The front porch is separating from the house too.”
On April 30th, we began pouring footers for the next Habitat home in San Juan County. Farmington Daily Times Reporter Mike Easterling stopped by the site to talk about the house plans.
When Santana attended the home application meetings earlier this year, she never thought she and her four daughters would be the next family chosen to partner with Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity. Even now as the plans are being drawn up for her new home on Crouch Mesa, she says, “It just doesn’t seem real. I have goosebumps.”
Santana has worked hard to deserve this opportunity. Even as a young mother, she made the decision to work in daycare so she could be with her children and provide for her family. Her daughters, ages 9, 8, 5 and 4, are sweet young ladies who are flourishing under the loving care of their conscientious mom.
When asked how she and her daughters were feeling about being selected, Santana said, “It is going to be a huge change for the better. We are so very happy to have our own home!”
Having been born and raised in the Farmington area, Santana’s mother, sister and extended family will be by her side throughout the building process.
Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity volunteer and former board member Frank Hayes takes a look around one of the three lots the organization recently purchased in a neighborhood east of Aztec High School. (Photo: Mike Easterling/The Daily Times)
FARMINGTON — The generosity of an anonymous landowner has allowed the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to acquire three lots in an Aztec neighborhood at a fraction of their market value.
The quarter-acre lots are located on Zia Street east of Aztec High School, and they were purchased in January by the Tres Rios chapter of the nonprofit organization that builds affordable homes for low-income families.
Hope Tyler, the Tres Rios chapter public relations director, said the properties were made available to the Christian housing ministry at a significant discount. She described the transactions as essentially a donation by the seller.
Read the full article in the Farmington Daily Times by copying this link to your browser: https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/2019/03/02/farmington-nm-habitat-for-humanity-chapter-restore-aztec-neighborhood/3034341002/?fbclid=IwAR1WreMKHd0JwOClLAQMsZ43JqPYAsR14CKZo9iqVuL-VliTA3xBOf6LpZo.
Aztec, NM – Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity has purchased three new lots in Aztec where affordable homes will be built in partnership with low income families.
The lots, located on Zia Street, were sold at a discounted price by the owner making them affordable for purchase by Tres Rios Habitat. The utilities are already at the property lines, which will make future construction easier.
Public Relations Director, Hope Tyler, said that “Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise would not be able to realize their dreams of owning a home.”
Hardworking families who make less than 60% of the median income in San Juan County, less than $31,280 for families of four, are eligible to apply for a home. They must be able to prove that their current housing is inadequate; poor heating, leaks in the roof, overcrowding, unsafe or unsanitary conditions for example.
“With a little help, we believe families can be empowered to overcome the barriers that so often stand between their families and a better, healthier, and more stable life,” said Tyler.
Tres Rios Habitat currently is taking applications for the 11th Habitat home in San Juan County, which will be built on a previously purchased lot in Flora Vista. Application information is available at: www.tresrioshabitat.com.
Partial funding for these homes come from donations to the Habitat Store, private donations, and community grants. In December, Tres Rios Habitat received an $11,900 donation from the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.
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Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 324, Farmington, NM 87499
Voicemail: (505) 326-5379 Fax: (505) 327-1159
Farmington Habitat Store
1915 East Murray Dr., Farmington, NM 87401
Tel: (505) 592-7761