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 their 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.