Torres/Munoz Family Home

Torres/Munoz Family Home

About This Campaign

Habitat is pleased to welcome the Torres-Munoz Family as the potential new owner of a home in the duplex in Silt that is currently under construction. Everyone has a story, and the story of Adrian Torres and Laura Munoz is a modern day Facebook romance.

Adrian was just 17-years-old and living with his aunts in Santa Fe when an uncle invited him to Grand Junction to work with him. Adrian learned the hard work of excavation and fence building. Newly single mom Laura Munoz decided to leave Juarez, Mexico, and move with her young children to Carbondale, Colorado, where her brother and sister were living.
Adrian and Laura became “friends” on Facebook. “Of course I wanted to meet her,” Adrian explains. “Look how beautiful she is!”

A few years later Adrian and Laura married. “He loves my children like they are his,” Laura says. Today this family of six live in a two-bedroom apartment with one bathroom in Glenwood Springs. Twelve-year-old Irving and nine-year-old Ailinne share one bedroom, while four-year-old Angie and eight-month-old Eyden share a room with their parents.

One of Habitat for Humanity’s primary selection criteria is the family’s need for housing. Families must currently live in substandard, crowded, or unaffordable housing, or housing that for some reason does not meet the family’s needs. Habitat’s Family Selection Committee felt the Torres-Munoz Family evidenced the most need of all the families who applied.
Adrian knows from experience how a Habitat for Humanity home represents a hand-up, not a hand-out. Both of his aunts, who welcomed him in Santa Fe years ago, now live in Habitat homes that Adrian helped build.

Owning a home and having adequate space for his family are Adrian’s major priorities. He explains that owning a home will give his family the opportunity to start saving so that Irving can attend college. The Torres-Munoz Family is looking forward to helping build their home and being a part of the Silt community.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1450 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.

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Gary M Sherman
Gary M Sherman
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Sean Grimes
Sean Grimes
6
Cheri Chartier
Cheri Chartier
6
Jason Jones
Jason Jones
12
Belen Puga
Belen Puga
6
Marisela Chavez
Marisela Chavez
6
Jakson Wainwright
Jakson Wainwright
36
Dante Conti
Dante Conti
6
Dante Conti
Dante Conti
6
Jen Grimes
Jen Grimes
12
David Deyarmond
David Deyarmond
12
William Howell
William Howell
6
Enzo Aponte
Enzo Aponte
6
Amy French
Amy French
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