3 families rejoice Habitat for new homes
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- Three South Florida families received a long-awaited "welcome home" after finally getting their own place to call home.
These families received the keys to their new digs courtesy of Habitat For Humanity. The three safe, decent, affordable homes came to the deserving families with the help of volunteers, but also their own hard work. All of the work was done by volunteers, and the families now living in the homes put in 400-plus sweat equity hours in the construction of their homes.
Ed Appleby of King and Coconut Creek Hyundai has been sponsoring projects like these for over a decade. "Everybody's happy, everybody's enthusiastic by their new homes," he said. "We're just really pleased to move in."
Among those receiving official keys to their homes was Patrice Hamilton, a title clerk. "Well, I was excited," she said.
Andrea Daniels, a Broward County school bus attendant, also received her key during the ceremony. "I have a golden ticket," she said.
And then there's Anita Lockwood, who works as a housekeeper and sang "Amazing Grace" during a tribute of appreciation.
The roof work, the stucco, the molding, the painting and the landscaping on these homes was all done by these homeowners with the help of volunteers.
Channel 7 is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.
For more information:
Habitat for Humanity of Broward County
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
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