Home Builders Foundation 2017 Blitz Build
HBF 2017 Blitz Build
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) will execute the 7th annual Blitz Build and bring together over 200 volunteers to build wheelchair ramps for 23 Denver metro residents in just three days. 
This year’s Blitz Build recipients range in age from 7 years old to 89 years old. Projects will be completed in Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton and Thornton. Each has a unique situation that led them to need a ramp, including living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. What they have in common is the desire to enter and exit their own homes safely.
The retail value of this work that will be completed during the Blitz Build is estimated to be $80,000. Thanks to all involved, especially to the event’s sponsors, which include Cedar Creek, Denver Lumber and Weyerhaeuser, along with Bluelinx, who donated all the decking, the work will be done at no cost to the HBF.  It is anticipated that, in addition to the retail value of the work done at no cost, this the event will raise more than $20,000 to allow the HBF to complete future accessible home modifications for deserving recipients.
“The Blitz Build began as a way to address a backlog of projects and engage volunteers. The first year, we completed 7 ramps with a handful of volunteers. After this year, more than 100 ramps will have been built during Blitz Builds. It has been amazing to watch this event grow to serve so many recipients and by utilizing over 200 volunteers.” Beth Forbes, CEO of the HBF
Interview and photo opportunities available with crews and recipients. For additional details about these projects or to connect with the Project Captains, crews and/or recipients, contact Liz Williams (LWilliams@hbfdenver.org or 303-551-6722). To learn more about HBF and the services they provide, or to get involved with the organization as a volunteer, supporter or partner, visit www.hbfdenver.org.
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 and financial need. Since 1993, the organization has helped more than 1,400 individuals with disabilities remain in their homes with dignity and independence. For more information, visit www.hbfdenver.org.

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