Davies Family Home

 Davies Family Home

About This Campaign

Habitat is pleased to welcome single mother Michele Davies as the potential new owner of a home in the duplex in Silt that is currently under construction. Michele is the mother of 13-year-old Ayden.

Michele is no stranger to small town life. She grew up in Watkins, Colorado, which she describes as a truck stop, and then moved with her family to Carbondale where she began tenth grade. She feels fortunate to have friends today that she met as the “new girl” at Roaring Fork High School.
Moving to San Diego after graduating from high school in 2002, Michele worked in entry level positions. In 2011, wanting to provide more for her son, she returned to the valley and her support system of family and friends. She found a career for the first time in the Motor Vehicle Division of the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. This essential position in our community provides Michele and her son with enough income to get by, but, without Habitat’s assistance, not enough to achieve the goal of homeownership.

While Michele has struggled financially, Ayden has had his own struggles. For years, he had difficulty in school. His teachers described him as not paying attention or unable to focus on a task. Finally, Children’s Hospital diagnosed Ayden’s hearing loss, and, outfitted with hearing aids, he began excelling in school. Currently Ayden is enrolled in Glenwood Middle School’s Pre-Collegiate Program. The mission of this program is to provide academic and financial support to middle and high school students who would be the first generation in their families to graduate from college.

Parents can relate to Michele when she says, “I just want the best for my son.” She believes Ayden’s attending college, a dream she once had for herself, will enable him to pursue work that he loves and achieve financial security.

Among her blessings today, Michele counts Ayden’s success in school, the health insurance provided by her Garfield County work, and the new home of their own provided through Habitat for Humanity. Michele further explains, “Habitat is building simple affordable homes, but this is our dream home. We feel like our prayers have been answered.” This family is on an exciting journey filled with new opportunity!

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1440 Ballard Ave
  • Silt, Colorado
  • 81652, USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

The Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley provides an option for low income families who otherwise would not be able to afford a simple decent home of their own, using conventional or low interest loans. Homes are sold with an affordable mortgage; monthly payments based on 29% of the household income are paid to Habitat. Monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" that is used to build more houses. 


Additional funding comes from tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Volunteers provide much of the construction labor, working alongside partner families. Habitat for Humanity is a hand-up not a hand-out. Partner families invest 250 hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their home and the homes of others alongside of volunteers and the Habitat construction team. 

As a result, the following program outcomes are produced: • Habitat brings the community of need together with the contributors, supporters, pre-qualified homeowners, and volunteers to build a better community by eliminating poverty housing. • Habitat provides families with a stable and growing base of financial security.• Habitat provides a permanent and lasting solution to a family's housing crisis.  • Habitat for Humanity is a movement of people who build more than houses. By bringing homeowners together with volunteers, donors, community leaders, foundations, churches, and hundreds of other supporters, Habitat builds stable families, safe neighborhoods, and caring communities.• Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty by giving families the opportunity to become self-sufficient through home-ownership.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Julia labarbera
Julia labarbera
5
sean Kohler
sean Kohler
5
Autumn Miller
Autumn Miller
5
Tim Owen
Tim Owen
6
Jakson Wainwright
Jakson Wainwright
18
Stuart Salinas
Stuart Salinas
18
Laurel Forgione
Laurel Forgione
6
Melissa Bustad
Melissa Bustad
6
Katy Boothby
Katy Boothby
6
Lorraine Elrod
Lorraine Elrod
12
Clover Rayne
Clover Rayne
6
Charlienna Chancey
Charlienna Chancey
6
Michele Davies
Michele Davies
18
Sarah Younger
Sarah Younger
6
Vincent Yi
Vincent Yi
6
Mandy Freese
Mandy Freese
12
Bryce Skeen
Bryce Skeen
6
Laura Barnes
Laura Barnes
6
Jade De Guzman
Jade De Guzman
6
Manuela O'Brien
Manuela O'Brien
6
Lori Elrod
Lori Elrod
30
Perrin Williams
Perrin Williams
6
Violeta Marquez
Violeta Marquez
12
Tim Kieffer
Tim Kieffer
6
Kolleen Vincent
Kolleen Vincent
6
Nicolas Garay
Nicolas Garay
18
Chris Dunkin
Chris Dunkin
6
Rebecca Sheehan
Rebecca Sheehan
6
Shawn Daghigh
Shawn Daghigh
12
Ryan Peskuski
Ryan Peskuski
6
Amy French
Amy French
6
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
15
kelley hill
kelley hill
5
Mason DeMedio
Mason DeMedio
5
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