Habitat for Humanity awarded for efforts to provide housing

Amy Rogers
Amy Rogers

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County has earned recognition for its efforts to provide affordable housing to families in need.

The nonprofit organization received the Clarence Jordan Award from Habitat for Humanity International. The award is named after the man considered the spiritual father of Habitat for Humanity.

“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of the Mesa County community,” said Amy Rogers, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County. “With the help of our volunteers and a great team, we are making a difference in the lives of families in need of decent, affordable housing.”

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County received the award through the Pioneers in Excellence program, which honors affiliates that demonstrate creativity, innovation and productivity. Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County earned the award for its volunteer management program at its ReStore, an operation that sells donated building materials, household items and other goods to raise money for the organization.

Jonathan Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, said the organization helped a record number of families this year. “That was due in large part to the unwavering commitment of affiliates to continue their work in communities. The Pioneer in Excellence awards allow us to recognize extraordinary levels of creativity and innovation and to thank those who so faithfully carry out our mission.”

The award includes $2,000 monetary prize and a plaque. In addition, a representative from Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County will attend an awards luncheon at the national affiliate conference set for March 23 to 25 in Atlanta.

Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County has helped make homeownership possible for 54 families. For more information about the organization, visit www.hfhmesa.org.