HBF Denver Metro Blitz Build
Home Builders Foundation built 25 ramps in 3 days for Denver Metro residents
The saying "many hands makes light work" proved true for the Home Builders Foundation's (HBF) 9th Annual Blitz Build. More than 200 volunteers came together to build 25 wheelchair ramps for Denver metro residents in just three days.
This year’s Blitz Build recipients each have a unique situation that led them to need a ramp, including muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy or an accident resulting in injury. What they have in common is the desire to access their own homes safely and independently, so they can also access and thrive in our community. Projects were completed in Arvada, Aurora, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Thornton and Westminster.
“The Blitz Build began as a way to help these individuals thrive in their communities while engaging volunteers and addressing a backlog of projects. It’s amazing to think that in the first year, we completed seven ramps with a handful of volunteers, and at the end of 2019, nearly 175 ramps will have been completed during Blitz Build, with over 200 volunteers supporting the efforts each year,” says Beth Forbes, HBF Executive Director.
The retail value of the work completed during the Blitz Build is estimated to be close to $90,000. To the credit of all those involved, the work will be done at no cost to the HBF. And, as with all HBF projects, the recipients will receive these modifications at no cost.
It is anticipated, too, that this the event will raise additional critical funds to allow the HBF to complete future accessible home modifications for deserving recipients.
About the Home Builders Foundation
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) is a metro-Denver nonprofit that partners with the homebuilding industry to provide home modifications at no cost for individuals with physical disabilities. Since 1993, the organization has helped more than 1,600 individuals with disabilities remain in their homes with dignity and independence. The mission of the Home Builders Foundation is to build independence, provide opportunities and elevate lives for individuals and families with disabilities in our community. For more information, visit www.hbfdenver.org.