Ventura “Preserve a Home” Dedicated in June!


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On June 30, 2012, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County celebrated the completion of its 5th home preservation and the first under the Minor Repair category.  This home preservation is the first to be completed in the city of Ventura and the results and long-term impact are far greater than anyone envisioned.  Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, including high school students, the homeowner will enjoy a safe, decent, comfortable home for years to come.  The homeowner was referred to Habitat for Humanity by Mike and Lauren Burns with Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura. (Thank you Mike and Lauren!)

The scope of work for this rehab was extensive; here’s a sampling of the work completed:

  • Extensive front and back yard clean up
  • Demolition of dilapidated structures
  • Landscape
  • Exterior paint
  • Interior flooring
  • Drywall patching
  • Appliance upgrade
  • Driveway reconstruction
  • Garage door replacement
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The results are stunning, and  it was all made possible thanks to the following volunteer groups:

A – Z Law Firm
Boys Team Charity
Calvary Church
Center for Employment Training Target
Ojai Presbyterian Church
Pepperdine University
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
The Barrister Group
University of Wisconsin


Special thanks also to Habitat’s Wednesday Crew and Crew Leads, Preserve a Home Team, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, staff and friends of Habitat.  Very special thanks to Monica Lara of the VC Star and photographer Richard Quinn.