Glendale family, Habitat for Humanity team up for new home

Homeowner Maria Ramirez, center left, poses for a photograph with Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Jan. 20 in Glendale. [Jacob Stanek/Independent Newsmedia]

Homeowner Maria Ramirez, center left, poses for a photograph with Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Jan. 20 in Glendale. [Jacob Stanek/Independent Newsmedia]
On Jan. 20, the Ramirez family of Glendale took the first step toward owning their own home.

Members of the Ramirez family along with Habitat for Humanity and volunteers from APS began the journey to home completion as they hoisted the first framed wall after signing it — a tradition in the Habitat family.

APS has supported Habitat for Humanity since 1997, providing more than 6,000 hours of volunteer assistance since 2006 and sponsoring a new home build for the past seven years. As Stable Framework Sponsors on this build, APS and Glendale HOME Funds will be providing 20 to 25 volunteers every other weekend until the project is complete.

Longtime friend of the Ramirez family Karen Estabrook, left, shows homeowner Maria Ramirez and her son Sebastian the layout of the home during a house raising ceremony for the family on Jan. 20 near 61st Avenue and Northern Avenue in Glendale. [Jacob Stanek/Independent Newsmedia]
Maria Ramirez is a mother of four sons, self employed house cleaner and is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. Currently, she lives with her teenage son Sebastian who is a student on scholarship at St. Mary’s and enjoys his studies, boxing and wants to be a firefighter. Ms. Ramirez is looking to rebuild her life and provide a safe and stable home for Sebastian and knows that a Habitat home will do just that.

Habitat for Humanity independently identifies the recipients, who must meet Habitat’s requirements regarding home ownership and “sweat equity.”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, at 9133 W. Grand Ave., in Peoria, visit habitatcaz.org or call 623583-2417.



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