2 families receive Habitat homes
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- The American dream of home ownership is becoming a reality for a couple of South Florida families.
Tuesday morning, a dedication ceremony was held for two families who received the keys to their new homes. "I started in the program in 2010 and from then on it just took off," said Lynette Robinson. "It was a long journey, like I said, but it was well, well worth it."
Robinson put in the sweat equity to help build her home from the ground up. She said she had fun along the way, and her two children offered a lot of motivation. "They really wanted their own room, and that's what they have now, so they love it."
Bank of America brought out over 70 employees to help build the houses. "We need to invest in our communities," said Lori Chevy, a BoA representative. "It builds stronger communities, which is good for business and everyone."
Publix Charities also sponsored the two homes. Kim Reynolds, a representative, said, "This is just a large part of what we do to give back, and it's so important that we help families have a home that's safe and full of love and comfort."
"It's really that beauty where you've done what you wanted to do, and you've helped a family to that point, and now you turn it over so that they become homeowners and tax payers in the community," said Perry Ecton with Habitat For Humanity of Broward.
Shukura Curtis is the head of the other deserving family who received a key to her new home. "It's really exciting. Just knowing that they have a home to call their own. Just to know that I'm able to give them something is very touching," she said.
Both families said they are very grateful for all of the hand work the volunteers put into their new homes.
Channel 7 is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.
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