February 21, 2018 Lindsay Smith

Habitat’s Blueprints & Blue Jeans Gala and Habitat at the Ranch Volunteer Build Event Set for March 2-3, DC Ranch in Scottsdale

Phoenix, AZ – Feb. 17, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) is hosting its annual gala fundraiser, “Blueprints & Blue Jeans” this year at beautiful DC Ranch in Scottsdale, on Saturday, March 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special guest speaker is Mark Victor Hansen, best-known as co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, and a nationally renowned motivational speaker. Tickets are on sale now. Proceeds from the celebratory event will be used throughout the year to fund numerous community projects within Central Arizona.

As part of DC Ranch’s 20th anniversary celebration, the picturesque community at the base of the McDowell Mountain foothills, is hosting a 2-day build event, “Habitat at the Ranch.” No prior building experience necessary and volunteers over the age of 8 are welcome. Volunteers may participate on Friday, March 2 or on Saturday, March 3, to help erect the frame of a house, build shelves, benches, birdhouses, and other construction in the parking lot of DC Ranch’s Homestead Community Center. Details are available online at http://www.dcranch.com/volunteers-needed-for-habitat-at-the-ranch/.

Saturday afternoon, March 3, Habitat at the Ranch will sponsor a wall raising, where participants will raise and position frames they have constructed and sign them. The personal signatures of the volunteers who helped built them traditionally contain prayers and well wishes to the new homeowners. From there, the frames will be transported and warehoused until they are placed in a new Habitat home.

Jason Barlow, Habitat president & CEO, stated, “We’re deeply grateful to DC Ranch, our event sponsors, and the numerous communities and businesses throughout the Valley that have generously contributed to make this possible. It is because of your support, we are able to serve Central Arizona’s communities.”

For more information on either of these upcoming events, please call Habitat at 602-232-1072 or visit http://habitatcaz.org.

About Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the renowned humanitarian organization based in Atlanta. Each affiliate operates as a separate 501c3 nonprofit and is responsible for leading its own fundraising and operations management, while adhering to the Habitat for Humanity mission of serving communities within its area. Habitat promotes volunteer programs with corporations, groups, churches and individuals. Their services include new home construction, re-constructions, renovations, repairs (even emergency repairs) and most recently, entire neighborhood revitalization projects. Consistently ranked among the Top 10 of 1,300 affiliates nationally, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has built more than 1,100 homes in the metro Phoenix area. To learn more, please visit habitatcaz.org, or find us on Twitter @habitatcaz.


Media Contact:
Dusty Parsons
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona