Habitat in El Paso was established in 1989. It has since built over 60 homes; rehabbed 18 houses and is making repairs to several more that have placed eligible low-income families in our homeowner program…the key to breaking the cycle of poverty for many. For more information on our Mission and History click here.
Mission Statement: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Geronimo Garcia, Executive Director
Involved with the local affiliate for 9 years, Geronimo volunteered on the Board of Directors of Habitat El Paso and also served as Board President for 3 Years. In 2014 he stepped in to fill the role of Executive Director when the prior director retired.
" Habitat for Humanity truly represents what it does serving the community…we are laying an important foundation for families to break the cycle of poverty… homeownership transforms people."
Jennifer Lopez, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer has a passion for helping people in need. She was born and raised in El Paso, and is aware of the need her fellow El Pasoans have for a decent home.
" It is so rewarding to be able to see families take pride in having a home that they can call their own."
Ignacio Alarcon, Construction Supervisor
Ignacio is a Marine Vietnam Veteran and has also served as a police officer with EPPD. He has a background as a carpenters apprentice and a degree in Architecture. He has worked as a construction volunteer with other organizations including Habitat for Humanity in San Antonio. His experience with construction and educating volunteers on project sites is great asset to our affiliate.
"Being able to see a young volunteer take pride in constructing a project on-site is what makes me appreciate what Habitat stands for."
Kim Weaver, Accountant
Kim has worked with Habitat El Paso for 3 years in the role of Accountant and book-keeper as well as helping in audits and compliance requirements for the affiliate.
" I love working with an organization that has such a positive impact on people (the volunteers and families) in the community where I live."
2016 Board of Directors
El Paso's Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors volunteer their time and expertise to further our mission to eliminate substandard housing in El Paso County. The El Paso Affiliate and the Board of Directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws.
David Driscoll, President
Carey Beamesderfer, 1st Vice-President
Paul Behrendsen, 2nd Vice President
Cindy Williams, Secretary
Brenda Yeager, Treasurer