Alpine Bank donates for the doors

An open door is an oft-used analogy for opportunity, a metaphor likely not lost on Alpine Bank of Montrose as they pledge $7,500 to cover the cost of every door for Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans’ new triplex housing project.

“These aren’t just any doors,” said Weesa Hild, event and volunteer coordinator at Habitat. “These doors will literally open up to a better life for three local families!”

Alpine Bank’s donation is only the latest demonstration of broad community support for the triplex project, according to Colleen Burke, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate.

Other sponsors of this triplex housing project include DMEA; Coker Homes; Academy Mortgage; Corks Fine Wines and Spirits; Motley Architecture Design; Dynamic Integration; D&S Underground; Montrose Forest Products; City of Montrose; Montrose Women’s Club; and Mesa Engineering and Surveying.

Build Days—when volunteers dedicate their day to the Habitat home’s construction—are another essential community peice.

Local Build Days have been hosted by Target; Bank of Colorado; Coldwell Banker; Rotary Club of Montrose; Alpine Bank, Wells Fargo; Nuvista; Crossfit Agoge; and United Church of the San Juans.

Coffee Trader generously provides free coffee at every Build Day while Jimmy John’s sponsors lunch.

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans serves Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. They’ve built over fifty homes since 1991, and will build seven more by 2020.

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Mavis Bennett

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A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.