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Stories: Meet Our Families

Through shelter, we empower. Meet some of the families who have partnered with Habitat to build or improve the places they call home.

Category: homeowner stories

Ernest and Shirley's Story

Everyone deserves the opportunity for a better future. “Thank God for Habitat, because they did for us what we couldn’t do.” – Ernest, Aging In Place program client Ernest and Shirley have lived in their home for more than 30 years. The home originally belonged to Shirley’s mother, and it’s become a keepsake for them. They raised their children in that home, hosted family parties and built a lifetime of memories there.  Imagine... Read More
Posted by Jessica Hord at Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
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Halima and Ahmed's Story

Every parent wants a better future for their family For Halima and Ahmed, “laundry day” was no exaggeration. Their overcrowded apartment didn’t provide laundry facilities. Ahmed is a retail sales associate, Halima stays home with the children, and they only have one car. So once a week, Ahmed drove her to laundromat where she spent the entire day washing clothes, then waiting on Ahmed to pick her up after he left work. Now that they’ve purchased a Habitat home,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Hord at Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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