By Deborah Murphy
I am happy to report that we are 98% completed with our Sedona build and by the time this newsletter is out we should have our certificate of occupancy! We are very excited to have built our first home in Sedona and will be welcoming in the Ryan family with a dedication this month. Shandra Ryan is a local schoolteacher with three children and they are very excited to finally get into their home.
The combined efforts of our sponsor, SRMG, as well as our contractor, Lawler Construction, and his subs, coupled with many other donations and volunteer hours is finally coming to fruition! So, thank you one and all for all your hard work and effort in this build as both Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Ryan family appreciate it.
Next, we move on to an existing house in Rimrock where we will be doing some cosmetic and mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) work. We will definitely be in need of some volunteers for that project so, if you are interested in painting, flooring, carpentry, landscaping, etc., please let us know — we’ll put you to work!
Our next new construction build will be happening in Cottonwood for a family that has been on a waiting list. Our Habitat employees are happy that the next house will be in our back yard. Updates on when that project starts will be forthcoming so that we can get community members involved.
Once the new build in Cottonwood wraps up then we’re back to Sedona for a triplex in uptown. It promises to be a great opportunity for much needed housing. We are blessed to be able to fulfill the mission of Habitat for Humanity and look forward to the houses we’ll be making available in the next many years with the support of Verde Valley residents.