The Carpenter’s Helpers
The Carpenter's Helpers is a faith coalition of 17 Presbyterian churches in the Denver metro area. They work alongside Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver in building homes, raising funds, and creating awareness about the need for safe and affordable housing in our community. The Carpenter’s Helpers are proud to be constructing yet another home in 2017 and to partner with Bonnie Stephenson.
Bonnie is a mother and grandmother and so excited to partner with Habitat to own her own home. She works at Littleton Public Schools and takes care of her adult daughter who cannot work due to an injury. Currently, Bonnie pays more than 50% of her income toward rent and utilities, which has severely limited her efforts to buy her own home. She has tried to purchase a home with a bank loan, but Denver’s housing market made it impossible—she was consistently outbid on the only properties she could afford.
By partnering with Habitat, Bonnie will have affordable housing payments that won’t exceed 30% of her income. “The mortgage will be less than my rent and allow me to be less stressed about finances,” shares Bonnie. “I’m hoping to save for retirement and trips to visit my grandchildren.”
Bonnie can already imagine the daily changes that will make her Habitat house feel like home. “I’m looking forward to the things that making owning a home enjoyable – decorating, painting, planting – making it our own.” She is especially excited about having space to live and being a part of the Habitat community.
“I’m most excited about showing pride in our home and community. Working on our home with the Habitat family and helping our neighbors work on their homes. The feeling of accomplishment that comes with hard work toward completing a goal.”
Thank you Carpenter’s Helpers for your longtime partnership and support of families’ dream of a safe, affordable home in Denver.
The Carpenter's Helpers is a coalition of the following 17 Presbyterian churches in the Denver metro area:
Bennett Presbyterian Church Grace Presbyterian Church
Sign up to join us out on the Habitat construction site. No experienced is needed. Come and swing a hammer with us for the day! If you would like to volunteer with us, please contact your church's representative or email our chairperson, Mark Christman. ***Please note you must be 16 years or older to volunteer on the construction site.***
Each house is built with donated funds from congregations, individuals, and companies. Every little bit helps. Please take a moment to pray and consider how your gift can help Habitat change lives of families in need. You can make a donation HERE. Each donation is a true blessing in the eyes of the family who gets one step closer to their dream of homeownership and a better future for their children. All donations go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and help the Carpenter's Helpers meet their sponsorship goal.