Dream Of Home Ownership Comes True For Local Family

Ruben and Ivette Jimenez on the porch of their new home on Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Well-wishers gather to dedicate the home of Ivette and Ruben Jimenez. Habitat for Humanity volunteers and the Jimenez family built the home, located on Questa Street in Los Alamos.Building materials were donated. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Habitat for Humanity volunteers, friends and neighbors gathered for the dedication of the new home of Ivette and Ruben Jimenez on Questa Street. in Los Alamos Sunday.

The Jimenez family will move into their new home in early December.

The house took nine months to finish. Around 145 volunteers worked on the house, which took 2,700 hours of volunteer labor to complete. Builder Stan Primak managed the construction. This is his fifth Habitat home.

Ivette said she is overwhelmed by the generousity of those who helped her family achieve their dream of home ownership.
Ruben is excited about the home’s  backyard, his new room and a nearby hiking trail that leads directly to Aspen Elementary school.

“At Habitat for Humanity, we are excited to start building in Los Alamos. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home,” Executive Director Yvonne Maestas said.

About Habitat for Humanity Inc.:

Habitat for Humanity Inc. is a volunteer-driven organization. People from all walks of life are welcome to help build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need.

By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.

For information, visit www.habitatevla.org.

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