“The photographer was excellent. They engaged my children and puppy and we wound up with fantastic pictures!” ~Mom
The Vision Family recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity, working on two different homes in the Metro Denver area for families in need. As cliche as it may sound, we often take for granted things we have in our lives that many cannot afford or do not have. As a photography studio, we spend a majority of our time helping families capture memories they can proudly display on the walls of their home. Nearly 2 billion people worldwide are homeless and have no hope of ever being able to afford a house; many will never have hallways they can claim as their own, where they too can hang beautiful portraits on their walls. Taking this into consideration, Vision felt the need to step out into the community and volunteer our time to help two families make the dream of affordable housing a reality.
Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide low-income affordable housing to individuals and families in need. It is important to understand that the organization does not simply build and handout houses, but works in conjunction with the family receiving the home to set up an affordable no-profit and no-interest mortgage. The family is required to make a down payment and work 250 hours alongside volunteers and trained supervisors in building their simple, energy-efficient and sustainable home- families also complete 50 hours of classes on how to be responsible home owners. The material and labor needed to build the houses are all donated by various organizations, businesses and individuals.
We are thrilled to share pictures of our experience volunteering for Habitat! If you would like to volunteer your time and work on a Habitat House- click here