Volunteer sells pumpkins to help Habitat For Humanity

Pumpkins sold to build homes

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Several Colorado families have a place to call their own thanks to week's 7Everyday Hero. He starts with a semi-truck full of pumpkins.

 "We have 2,109 of the big pumpkins," said Thomas Brunn, 7Everyday Hero.

Thomas Brunn is the chairperson for Jeffco Partners for Inner Faith Action. It is a group of ten churches in Jefferson County with a common mission.

"We were formed in 1999 to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.

The Jeffco Partners have raised enough money from selling pumpkins, and other fund raisers, to build 11 Habitat houses. And the volunteers go to the work site and help build the houses too.

"There are so many people who live in substandard housing or no housing at all, and to help get some families into their own home is so important," said Brunn.

Brunn leads the charge but the residents of Lakewood play a key role too.

"The heart of the community just comes right in here and supports us in a wonderful way," said Judy Douglas, past Chairperson, Jeffco Partners.

Sixty percent of the gross sales goes back to the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico where the pumpkins come from. The rest goes to Habitat for Humanity.

"It just makes your heart feel good knowing that you're helping a family," said Brunn.

There is still time to get your Jeffco Partners pumpkin. They have four pumpkin patches that are open through October 31st. 

 

St. James Presbyterian Church

3601 W. Belleview Ave, Littleton

12 noon until 6pm

 

Central Christian Church

3690 Cherry Creek Drive South

10am to dusk

 

Mile Hi Church

in Lakewood at Garrison & Alameda

10 am to dusk

 

The Arvada Center

68th and Wadsworth

10 am to dusk

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