Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate New Home to Rodriguez Family
Public Invited to Home Dedication on May 19
Ogden, UT: Alfredo and Rosy Rodriguez’s dream of owning a home finally became a reality through Habitat for Humanity of Weber & Davis Counties. They will share their joy with the public at the dedication of their new home on May 19 at 12:30 pm at 2916 Grant Avenue in Ogden.
For years, the Rodriguez’s and their three children rented in poor conditions with landlords that allowed the water to be turned off, no heat access to various rooms, and leaking roofs. Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez worked hard but still struggled to afford to own a home.
They were thrilled when they qualified for a home through Habitat for Humanity of Weber & Davis Counties (HFHWD).
“When I was given the news that we were selected I could not believe it,” Ms. Rodriguez said. “I was extremely thankful and in shock. I quickly had to call my husband and shock him too. When we presented the news to our daughters while having dinner on our table, we said we have exciting news. We have been blessed. We are going to have a home to live in that is going to be ours and we get to be part of the building process.”
The family labored more than 500 hours of sweat equity toward the construction of their new home on Grant Avenue.
America First Credit Union was the lead sponsor to support the construction of the home. Additional sponsors of the home build included TAB Bank, US Bank, the Bill Phillips Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo, George and Mary Hall, Autoliv, and Crest Realty.
HFHWD wishes to thank Jeremy Farner and his students from the Building Design & Construction program at Weber State University for designing the home; YouthBuild of Ogden-Weber Technical College for putting significant hours of physical work and capital into the construction of the home; Property Seller Solutions, Western States Asset Preservation LLC, Davis Technical College, and Nelson Insulation for donating labor and product; BA Thomas Appraisals for donating the appraisal of the home; volunteers from Weber State University and Hill Air Force Base; and the dozens of donors, businesses, and volunteers who made the home build possible.
The public is invited to the dedication of the home on May 19 at 12:30 pm at 2916 Grant Avenue. There will be a brief program and light refreshments.