Habitat for Humanity of Artesia staff and volunteers join the Gloria Pasillas family in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of the Pasillas’ future home at 606 Cleveland Ave. The home will be the 10th constructed by HFH in Artesia. The walls will be raised, roof trusses placed, and roof decked Aug. 1-2 during a Blitz Build event. Anyone age 16 or older is invited to volunteer. Pasillas met the qualification requirements for the home, which include attending homeowner classes, and is in the process of completing the 500 hours of “sweat equity” required by HFH. Sweat equity is the amount of time Pasillas, her family, and her friends are required to spend partnering with HFH through construction work on other homes, fundraising events, and administrative needs. As a result, she and her family purchase the home through a no-interest loan. “HFH shares the love of God by bringing people from all walks of life together to provide decent, affordable housing to those in need who live in our community,” said Teresa Ashley, HFH president. “The community of Artesia has continued to support HFH’s efforts to provide a hand up to families in need. We are thankful to many businesses, churches, groups and individuals who give of their time, talents and financial donations. HFH is currently seeking sponsorships for portions of the cost of the home. Sponsorships are $50 per square foot. The home will be 1,250 square feet. Donors will be recognized for their contributions during the Blitz Build. Donations may be made online at www.razoo.com/story/Artesiahabitat or artesiahabitat.org, or mail checks to HFH of Artesia, P.O. Box 686, Artesia, N.M., 88211-0686. For more information, contact Ashley at 746-3167.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Habitat for Humanity of Artesia staff and volunteers join the Gloria Pasillas family in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of the Pasillas’ future home at 606 Cleveland Ave. The home will be the 10th constructed by HFH in Artesia. The walls will be raised, roof trusses placed, and roof decked Aug. 1-2 during a Blitz Build event. Anyone age 16 or older is invited to volunteer. Pasillas met the qualification requirements for the home, which include attending homeowner classes, and is in the process of completing the 500 hours of “sweat equity” required by HFH. Sweat equity is the amount of time Pasillas, her family, and her friends are required to spend partnering with HFH through construction work on other homes, fundraising events, and administrative needs. As a result, she and her family purchase the home through a no-interest loan. “HFH shares the love of God by bringing people from all walks of life together to provide decent, affordable housing to those in need who live in our community,” said Teresa Ashley, HFH president. “The community of Artesia has continued to support HFH’s efforts to provide a hand up to families in need. We are thankful to many businesses, churches, groups and individuals who give of their time, talents and financial donations. HFH is currently seeking sponsorships for portions of the cost of the home. Sponsorships are $50 per square foot. The home will be 1,250 square feet. Donors will be recognized for their contributions during the Blitz Build. Donations may be made online at www.razoo.com/story/Artesiahabitat or artesiahabitat.org, or mail checks to HFH of Artesia, P.O. Box 686, Artesia, N.M., 88211-0686. For more information, contact Ashley at 746-3167. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press