Habitat for Humanity of Taos
P.O. Box 1888
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Phone 505-758-7827
    Fax 505-758-0715
E-Mail: hfhtaos@laplaza.org

Serving Taos County
Founded in 1994

Mission Statement:
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people from all walks of life to build houses, hope, and community with people in need, and by so doing, witness God's love in action. 

STAFF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Albert Deveaux
BOARD PRESIDENT:
Wes Patterson
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR:
Steve Peart

Collegiate Challenge
Care-a-Vanners
Local Groups
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

 

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Habitat for Humanity of Taos

Habitat for Humanity of Taos is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit Christian housing ministry building decent, affordable housing and renovating existing housing in partnership with people in need.

Volunteers provide most of the labor; individual and corporate donors provide funding and building materials. Partner families put 500 or more hours of "sweat equity" into their homes and those of others. Habitat houses are sold at no profit, with no interest charged. Mortgage payments go into revolving fund for Humanity, to finance additional houses.

WE WELCOME VOLUNTEERS
Our house sites need volunteers at all levels of skill, and are open to volunteers wishing to participate. We schedule work groups during the week and workshops on Saturdays. We welcome volunteers who are willing to commit for extended periods of time as well as individuals offering help for a few days. Please call the office at 505-758-7827 to reserve a place. For Saturday workshops, please call by Thursday of the week in which you wish to join us.

Habitat/Taos offers a unique building experience as we build with vigas and adobe, a traditional southwestern style of architecture. Taos is also the home of a strong alternative building environment, emphasizing green construction and self-sustainability. Volunteers benefit from participating in various phases of construction at multiple house sites.

If you can work, from construction to fundraising, we can use you. Please contact the office Habitat needs you!


WE WORK WITH FAMILIES
If someone you know is in need of decent, affordable housing or if you are in need of such housing, in the area of Taos County, please call the Habitat office at 758-7827 for information on applying for Habitat home ownership.

WE ARE GROWING
Habitat for Humanity of Taos offers a variety of service projects for volunteers of all ages. Here are a few of our current programs:
 

Collegiate Challenge is a service opportunity for college and high school students ages 16 and older, coordinated by the Campus Chapters and Youth Programs department of Habitat for Humanity International. Since its founding in 1989, Collegiate Challenge has grown into one of the largest spring break programs in the country. Students raise funds, build houses, and have fun while working to further the mission of Habitat for Humanity. For info, call: 229-924-6935, Ext, 2215. 2200, 2793, or 2410;  E-mail: colchal@hfhi.org

^^^^ note: new phone and email ^^^^
 

Care-a-vanners. These itinerant volunteers, in groups or as individuals, bring themselves and their RVs to Habitat construction sites, where they live and work for periods of three weeks or longer. For more info, please contact for Habitat for Humanity International, Sigrid Wynter, 912-924-6935, Ext. 437;  E-mail: Sigrid_L._Wynter@habitat.org
 

Local Groups -- Taos churches, service clubs, and businesses regularly send teams to contribute a Saturday of construction work. To organize or participate in a work group, inquire at your church, club or workplace. No experience is necessary. Tools are provided, and local restaurants donate lunch for the workers.
 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps provides crews of young people in their late teens and early twenties, in educational programs such as Youthbuild. These teams have played a significant role in our current projects at Santistevan Road and Arroyo Park.
 

"Our Habitat for Humanity trip to New Mexico was unbelievable. It was amazing, learning to build homes out of adobe bricks and mud. We were surrounded by mountains at every glance. The whole experience was like moments from Heaven ... A trip filled with fun, lots of laughter, reflection, good hard physical work, and time for relaxation. I would do it again in a heartbeat."
-- from a statement by Dana MacLaughlin, Daemen College student, Grand Island, New York


Grateful acknowledgment to the Albuquerque and Las Cruces websites for material and inspiration in preparing this presentation.

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need.
-- Romans, 12:9-16.
The New Testament, New International Version.



Habitat for Humanity of Taos P.O. Box 1888 Taos, New Mexico 87571
Phone, 505-758-7827 Fax 505-758-0715 E-Mail: hfhtaos@laplaza.org

Serving Taos County Founded in 1994

Mission Statement:
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people from all walks of life to build houses, hope, and community with people in need, and by so doing, witness God's love in action. 

STAFF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Albert Deveaux
BOARD PRESIDENT: Wes Patterson
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR: Steve Peart


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