Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis co-hosted Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denverâs annual CEO build.
The Denver Broncos have established a positive partnership over the years with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, one of the 10 flagship community partners of the organization. Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program for hard-working, low-income families in need of a safe and affordable home. Habitat provides affordable housing through a combination of efforts, including building new homes, rehabilitation of vacated and foreclosed properties and providing critical repair work on homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the nation, and has built more than 500 homes throughout its 36-year history in Denver. The Denver affiliate is one of only 10 affiliates to reach a $2 million lifetime-tithe achievement.
The Broncos regularly work as a staff on build projects and incorporate build opportunities into organizational-wide community days. In addition to staff service days, the Broncos have partnered with corporate partners for build days and have supported player build days.
Most recently, Broncos CEO & President Joe Ellis partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver's CEO Heather Lafferty to co-host its annual CEO Build.
More than 30 of Denver's top executives, including representation from U.S. Bank, Denver Business Journal, Arrow Electronics and 9 News were in attendance and helped with the build.
"It's been a blast working with all these CEOs and their representatives from around the city," Ellis said. "To be able to add something that has value and is tangible and benefits people who deserve the right to live in a safe and fun environment is incredible. Habitat for Humanity does wonderful things to give people great opportunities."
The Sable Ridge Townhome development in Northeast Denver, where the build took place, is the largest project Habitat Denver has done locally. Once the entire project is completed in 2016, there will be 51 townhomes.
The Broncos will continue to partner with and work with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver on build days and service opportunities during the upcoming season. More information about the Denver Broncos' partnership with Habitat for Humanity is available at: www.denverbroncos.com/community.