Meet a Carter Work Project Family

Sept. 12, 2013

Since moving to Globeville in 1954, Ernie has become a neighborhood staple. He attended local schools, as did his two sons, and he spends much of his free time assisting neighbors with home improvement projects, such as installing furnaces and hot water heaters.

Ernie’s home will be one of 15 repaired during the week of the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (CWP), October 6th – 11th. The house, which dates back to 1888, was one of the original farmhouses built by early settlers in the Globeville area. Ernie purchased the home in 1984, and although he has completed a number of interior and exterior repairs, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the maintenance of the house in recent years.

Throughout the week of the CWP, Habitat Metro Denver volunteers will help Ernie replace the shingling on the roof, fix the windows, and repair siding.  To Ernie, the repairs will result in more than just a more valuable and more livable home – they represent the chance to stay in the community he loves. “The repairs mean everything,” says Ernie. “It means a lot that Habitat is helping me because I want to stay here in Globeville.”

Ernie looks forward to welcoming Habitat volunteers to his home during the Carter Work Project, and he cannot wait to complete the much-needed repairs on his home.