Meraz Family & Salazar Family

Meraz Family & Salazar Family

About This Campaign

Please Welcome Habitat for Humanity’s Newest Silt Partner Families

Meet Nora Meraz and her daughters Ana, 16, Natalie, 11 and Ruby 4.

Growing up in Basalt, with extended family still residing in the mid-valley, Nora has never considered leaving the area. After the struggle of completing High School at Yampa as a teen Mom, Nora began her career in the medical field at the front desk of Mountain Family Health Centers. Next she attended CMC to achieve her CNA and has a dream of one day becoming a Registered Nurse.

Nora works as a Medical Assistant at Grand River Health. This essential position in our community provides Nora and her family with enough income to get by, but, without Habitat’s assistance, not enough income to ever achieve the goal of homeownership.

Ana is proud to be a part of Rifle High School’s elite IB program and her goal of becoming an Emergency Room Pediatrician already set. Natalie, who is bursting with character, will quickly talk her way into your heart, with her dreams of becoming a lawyer. Ruby is full of smiles and love from her family!
Habitat analyzes “Need” (as well as readiness) when selecting families and the Meraz family is currently overcrowded in their two bedroom rental unit in Rifle. A new home will provide space for these three young women to spread their wings, soaring to achieve their high aspirations.

Meet Raynee and Michael Salazar Jr. and their daughter Chloe

Michael moved to Silt into his family’s Habitat for Humanity Home for his senior year of high school. He admits to not fully comprehending the opportunity his family was being presented, and was quite resentful of having to move. As a teenage boy all he wanted was to graduate from Grand Valley High School with his friends. He specifically remembers the moment he began to understand what home ownership meant to his parents. The day they moved into their home, he watched his stoic hard working parents, sitting on the floor of an empty home sobbing in each other’s arms.

Fast forward a few years, Michael has become a father and his main goal is to provide a stable home for Chloe. While Raynee only imagines how home ownership dramatically helps families. She moved almost every year growing up, struggling to start a new school every fall and gave up unpacking boxes. All she wants for her daughter, like most parents, is the stability of growing up in a consistent home.

Habitat statistics show that children living in a home their parents own are 118% more likely to attend college.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1470 Grand Ave
  • Silt, Colorado
  • 81652, USA
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley provides an option for low income families who otherwise would not be able to afford a simple, decent home of their own, through conventional means. We build homes in partnership with local families in need of a hand-up, not a hand-out. 


Habitat for Humanity is a movement of people who build more than houses. By bringing homeowners together with volunteers, donors, community leaders, foundations, and other supporters building stable families, safe neighborhoods, and caring communities. Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty by giving families the opportunity to become self-sufficient through home-ownership.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Amber Graby
Amber Graby
6
Amy French
Amy French
6
Sulma Mellin
Sulma Mellin
12
Dania Davison
Dania Davison
24
Kaileen DAlitz
Kaileen DAlitz
42
Randy Corral
Randy Corral
6
Randy Corral
Randy Corral
6
Ramon Chairez.
Ramon Chairez.
24
Marisol Hernandez
Marisol Hernandez
24
Roxana De la Rosa
Roxana De la Rosa
24
katie moon
katie moon
6
Nora Meraz
Nora Meraz
48
Ana Ibarra
Ana Ibarra
6
Nicole Quinn
Nicole Quinn
6
Jennifer Harbin
Jennifer Harbin
6
Carol McNeel
Carol McNeel
18
Cindy Bjerstedt
Cindy Bjerstedt
6
Vickie Schauster
Vickie Schauster
6
Alan and Carmen Vargas
Alan and Carmen Vargas
18
Jessa Schlitt
Jessa Schlitt
12
Brittanie Conrardy
Brittanie Conrardy
6
Ever Retana
Ever Retana
N/A
Leticia Hurtado
Leticia Hurtado
N/A
Julie Lana
Julie Lana
6
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
30
Trevor NIeslanik
Trevor NIeslanik
6
carrington brown
carrington brown
24
James Hart
James Hart
6
Samantha Hart
Samantha Hart
6
Cynthia Bjerstedt
Cynthia Bjerstedt
6
Sara Dobbins
Sara Dobbins
6
carla amaya
carla amaya
12
Connor Carey
Connor Carey
36
Amanda Poindexter
Amanda Poindexter
6
Lisa Brunson
Lisa Brunson
6
Dave Devanney
Dave Devanney
6
Andy Zack
Andy Zack
6
Jacob Andersen
Jacob Andersen
6
Robert Prendergast
Robert Prendergast
6
Lynda Prendergast
Lynda Prendergast
6
Karen Mendoza
Karen Mendoza
6
Lindsey Wells
Lindsey Wells
6
Guy Meyere
Guy Meyere
6
brian rossiter
brian rossiter
12
cheryl rossiter
cheryl rossiter
12
Tammi Schad
Tammi Schad
6
Ayden Arbar
Ayden Arbar
12
Michele Davies
Michele Davies
12
CLOVER RAYNE
CLOVER RAYNE
6
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