Meet our newest Habitat Homeowners
Barb Zegiel (FVHH) & Rubi Mata Matt Hutchison (Thrivent Financial) & Jeff Barrett (Executive Director FVHH)
December 2nd was a day for celebrating for the Mata family! Rubi and her daughters are the proud owners of our Faith Build 2017 home. Their dedication ceremony in December brought together many people from all the churches and other volunteers that were involved with the home. Some helped in the building process with starting out with no experience and quickly learning, and some brought their skills to teach to others. Others helped out by bringing food and drinks to the build site for the volunteers. Some of the churches raised funds by hosting events such as a trivia night, chili and chocolate lunch, pancake breakfast, and other fun events.
Thrivent Financial generously contributed to Faith Build 2017 by matching the funds from the participating churches and other donors up to $75,000. They recently announced that they are going to fund our Faith Build 2018 as well! Thank you Thrivent Financial for your passion in our mission to build homes for deserving families!
You can learn more about our Faith Build homes on our website.
Jeff Barrett, Ron Kelso (FVHH Board Chair), & Chris Schindler (FVHH) / George Colis (Oxford Bank) & John Colis (Euclid Insurance) & Families
The Uwamahoro family also had their dedication ceremony recently on January 14th. Their home was funded by the generous people at Oxford Bank and Euclid Insurance. The Uwamahoro home is part of a subdivision known as Peter's Place on Solfisburg Ave. in Aurora. The subdivision was named in honor of Peter Colis; the father of George and John. George is the President and Ceo of Oxford Financial Corp. in Oakbrook, and John is the President and Ceo of Euclid Insurance Services in Itasca. Peter Colis founded both companies over sixty years ago. The Colis brothers have continued their fathers legacy with his founded companies and his passion for Fox Valley Habitat. They have funded several homes for FVHH, and the Uwamahoro home is number six for them. They recently announced that they are going to fund the final home for the Peter's Place subdivision for the Marrufo family that will be built this year. We are honored to have them as contributers to our organization and hope to continue working with them for many years to come.