Many thanks to The Acorn and Art Van Kraft who wrote this beautiful story about Mrs. Rodriguez and the Preserve a Home renovations recently completed at her Moorpark home. Read his full story at http://www.mpacorn.com/…/Communi…/Bringing_Comfort_home.html
Over the past few months, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and volunteers of all ages came together to complete much needed home repairs for a deserving Moorpark homeowner. Mrs. Rodriguez, age 83, raised two children in this house and is now celebrating more than 50 years in her home. While the family has not had the means to make the repairs themselves, they contributed more than 100 hours of sweat equity working side-by side with volunteers and the Habitat for Humanity team. On Saturday, March 14th, we celebrated her ‘new’ home.
Repairs to the house will now allow Mrs. Rodriguez to age-in-place in a very safe, energy-efficient home. Home improvements include placement of insulation, windows and flooring replacement or upgrades, plumbing repairs, and a fresh coat of paint. Other enhancements were made possible thanks to a visit to the Habitat ReStore in Oxnard, where the family purchased discounted furniture, lighting, and a ceiling fan for the kitchen. This Preserve a Home project was funded through a Ventura County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Shown below are Mrs. Rodriguez at the dedication with Habitat staff and a group of amazing volunteers from The Bridge Moorpark church, who spent many hours working along-side Mrs. Rodriguez and her family to complete the renovations