Habitat to Help Families

Dia Chang is the head of her household as a single mother in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. With as many as six people living under the roof of her apartment she has been the sole provider for her family. The Chang family needed help, when a volunteer organization came to their rescue by the name of Habitat for Humanity.HC_header_01-1400x755

Habitat for Humanity is a service that builds homes with the help of volunteers’ manpower, and donations. Scores of helping hands turn out to build these homes for families that need their help, giving an opportunity for the likes of the Chang family to get a leg up on their situation. This organization is present in cities all across the country helping build communities for families in need.

The Chang family has much to be grateful for as they will have more room to each other, a big change from sharing 3 or 4 to a room previously. This is not a free ride though, the Chang family will pay off a mortgage as well as putting in 250 community service hours per house-resident.

This charity aims to providing families with stability, not luxury, and gives them the tools they need to get their feet on the ground. Dia proved to be an ideal candidate for the program after first being declined the opportunity to qualify. She continued to apply which showed the determination that is needed to pay off a 25-30 year mortgage. This is a trait that her children say she has passed along to them.

This family oriented organization is giving folk a helping hand, which is what everyone needs from time to time. Look for the Chang family to be offering their hands to the volunteer effort for others just like them.

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Colorado Family Receives Great Present!

Habitat for Humanity has long given the gift of a home to families in need. This holiday season it has come to the aid of one family in particular that truly needs it. In Colorado Springs the Tyrrell family was overcome with joy last sunday when they cut the ribbon to habitat-logo1their brand new home. Through Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity this family that was living in a cramped apartment in a low-income area can now afford the mortgage of the house.

New homeowners put in an average of 300 hours in order to build their houses along with the help of their neighbors. The entire new community made up of Habitat houses assisted one another in the construction of the homes. The ability to work side by side with the people they will live next to has opened the door to a whole different interpretation of the phrase, “ Love thy neighbor”. They are able to bond with one another and really get to know who will sharing the community.

To build a house is one thing, Habitat for Humanity has been building homes and communities and this case is proof enough of the success of the program. The Tyrrell’s will close the deal on their house on New Years Day, a holiday present well worth the world to them. Their gratitude is endless as they are able to provide their two young sons with a full home and yard to grow up in. Their seven-year old son seems to be the most excited about it, expressing his elation since the foundational shovel broke ground at the onset of the construction project.

The entire community, Woodmen Vista will contain 37 Habitat homes, all built by its residents and neighbors. The end product will end up being a tight-knit community who are well-known to each other, an American dream in itself.