(The following excerpt is from an article that was published on the Silicon Valley Voice website.)
On a quiet, November night, neighbors gathered at the Beltran residence in Santa Clara and listened attentively as the family played traditional Mexican music in their garage.
The monthly gathering — or “Fandango,” as the Beltran family likes to call it — is a tradition that began nine years ago when they moved into their brand new home with the help of Habitat for Humanity. The nonprofit organization that helps families build and fix their homes is the reason the Beltran family can now invite their neighbors for a night of music, dance and food.
On Nov. 3, the Beltran family took their musical talents to Habitat for Humanity’s inaugural event: Cycle of Hope. People were invited to participate in the benefit to help raise awareness and support for affordable housing.