Volunteers needed for help to finish Four Corner's home
Posted at: 09/18/2012 6:06 PM
| Updated at: 09/18/2012 7:23 PM
By: Liz Lastra, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Habitat For Humanity said it is desperate for volunteers in the Four Corners. The need is so great that it is delaying a family from moving into their new home.
“We were hoping to get them in by Christmas, but it looks like it's not going to be until January at best," said Jennifer Thiessen, executive director for Tres Rio Habitat for Humanity.
She said a lack of volunteers is the reason a family of six will have to wait to move into this house.
“We need some more help. We need some bigger groups to come out and help us do work-days on a weekend or whatever's convenient for them," Thiessen explained.
She thinks a lack of awareness is to blame for their volunteer shortage. “I think people just don't know that we need help."
Organizers said if you want to volunteer, you do not have to know anything about building houses.
“We can put anyone to work. There's clean-up…there's basic things to do," she said. “We have some really great volunteers. We just need more."
Thiessen hopes the move-in date for the family will not get pushed back any more. “They're definitely anxious to get it done and get moved in."
If you want to volunteer for Tres Rios Habitat For Humanity in San Juan County, please call (505) 326-5379.
A volunteer meeting is being held at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center Tuesday night.