By Wren Propp
Special to the Monitor
Preparing for its 12th build beginning April 22, local Habitat for Humanity organizers are gearing up for a busy season.
There’s been a steady stream of fundraising events that are supportive of Española Valley and Los Alamos (EVLA) Habitat for Humanity, with more on the calendar, said Victoria Erhart, who is in charge of communication and grants management for the organization.
“People have generous impulses,” she said.
Last Saturday it was an all-day-until-midnight luau at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill in Los Alamos. The event was geared to help “shake of the winter chill,” said owner Patrick Mocker-Wood.
This coming Sunday EVLA Habitat for Humanity will be the beneficiary of the community breakfast, Erhart said.
This year’s house will be a three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, valued at $70,000, Erhart said. There are several volunteers preparing to spend time at the site, but more are always welcome, she said. For example, a group of 18-to-22-year-old New Mexicans, who are obtaining work skills while they complete their GED, will be working at the site for several months.