Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity Invites Community to Wall Raising Ceremony for Bhatti Family Home

Jun 24, 2016 | Member News

Fort Collins, Colo. (June 24, 2016) – As part of its mission to provide the Fort Collins community with safe, affordable housing, Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity invites the community to a wall raising ceremony on Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. The home is being built for the Bhatti family at 6602 Avondale Rd. in south Fort Collins.

“The number of individuals in Fort Collins who qualify for a Habitat home could fill Moby Arena three times over,” said Kristin Candella, Executive Director of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity. “It is with great pleasure that Habitat can turn dreams into a reality for the Bhatti Family as we strive to build a strong foundation for struggling families in our community.”

The Bhattis recently immigrated to America after facing religious persecution in their homeland of Pakistan. After being forced to abandon the security of high-paying jobs and advantages of higher education, they found difficulty making ends meet in Fort Collins.

“We wanted to have a house for our children where they can grow and play with freedom,” said Mr. and Mrs. Bhatti. “We came to know about Habitat for Humanity through an advertisement and we thought it is the answer to our prayers.”

This home is sponsored jointly by First Presbyterian Church and LifePointe Church. As part of a focus to house families, both churches are contributing funds for the “bricks and sticks” to build the home. They are hosting fundraisers and will volunteer alongside the Bhatti family as they build their home.

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Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Collins was founded in 1872 and has historically been a hands-on mosaic of God’s love, serving people who find themselves at crossroads and transitions. Physically located in a transitional corridor between the CSU campus and historic old town, First Pres is a long-standing sanctuary for many people experiencing life change – here in Fort Collins and around the world.

LifePointe Church’s mission is to make gospel-centered disciples of Jesus Christ, who glorify God for who He is and what He has done, who grow together in God’s Word, and who go to all people near and far declaring the gospel of God’s grace.