Published in the September 22, 2016, edition of the Lyons Recorder.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for confluence rebuild

by Amy Reinholds

Do you want to support Lyons neighbors rebuilding in the confluence neighborhood? Sign up with a Habitat for Humanity ReBuild project in Lyons starting today through the end of October.

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is working Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on Mark Bray’s home on Park Street. The foundation and home have been raised above the flood plain, and Habitat is now ready to staff teams three days a week for about two months. They are ready to rebuild and need your help to reconstruct and finish the first floor of the home.

No experience or tools are necessary, says Rebecca Shannon, Outreach and Volunteer Manager for Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley. “We will have all supplies on site and can teach folks whatever construction related task we’re focused on that day.” The work day begins at 8:30 a.m., with about an hour for lunch, and an expected end time of 4:30 p.m. Everyone must be present for a mandatory safety orientation at the start of the day.

Habitat asks people to register ahead of time so that they have enough materials and supervision so that everyone can be productive. Sign up for a day on the online build schedule at www.stvrainhabitat.org/flood-repair-volunteer-opportunities. Anyone who would prefer to register by phone or email, or who has questions about this Lyons rebuilding project, can contact Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley at 303-682-2485 x 102 or volunteer@stvrainhabitat.org.

This work is part of the ReBuild program, Habitat’s critical home repair program, designed to help homeowners affected by the September 2013 floods. Later this year and next, Habitat for Humanity expects to be starting construction on 6 new townhomes on a newly subdivided southern portion of the former Valley Bank site near 2nd and Park streets in Lyons.