Rapids to help build home for Habitat for Humanity

Players to lead construction at a Habitat Home

(Denver, CO – February 14, 2012) Eight Colorado Rapids players and twelve Colorado Rapids staff will be donning hard hats and swinging hammers to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Commerce City this week.  The house that the Rapids will help build is the future home to Leticia and her three children.  Leticia and her family currently live in a rental located in an unsafe neighborhood, where they struggle to stay warm in the winter due to faulty heating.  They are so thankful to the Colorado Rapids and all of the Habitat volunteers who are helping to build their “green” Habitat home in this great Commerce City neighborhood.

WHAT: Colorado Rapids players and staff building a Habitat home

WHERE: 6795 Olive, Commerce City, 80022

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, from 1pm - 4pm

WHO: Colorado Rapids players in attendance include Pablo Mastroeni, Omar Cummings, Kosuke Kimura, Matt Pickens, Quincy Amarikwa, Andre Akpan, Ross LaBauex and Wells Thompson

About Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver:

Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program for low-income families.  It engages the community in building high quality, energy-efficient homes which are sold to hard-working families in desperate need of stable, affordable housing.  Qualified families purchase Habitat homes with zero-interest loans and make mortgage payments based on 25 percent of the family's income. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has built more than 465 homes throughout its 32-year history of building in Denver. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.habitatmetrodenver.org.