Homes are where families are nurtured, memories are created, and dreams are brought to life. Homes give us the space and security to work and plan for a better tomorrow. Last week we were able to celebrate this milestone with Nelson and Rosa’s family during their Habitat home dedication.
Helping their children to have a better future is why Nelson and Rosa sought out Habitat and put in the hard work to make this house their family’s home.
“Our family is getting older and growing and we need more space,” says Nelson. “Even having enough room at the table for our children to do school work is difficult. And trying to do that in Covid was very hard.”
Completing the Habitat journey wasn’t easy either. It meant working night shifts and then going directly to a Habitat jobsite. But even during that effort the family enjoyed the process. “The best part of the experience was working with families from everywhere – all over the world. Even if we didn’t speak each other’s languages and only communicated through gestures, we worked together and helped each other.”
Their new home will provide the space for this family to continue their journey and nurture their dreams. For the kids, who plan to enroll in Southwestern High School at Plaza Roosevelt, it means their school will be very close. Almost a decade ago we purchased the property where the school sits and the community shared with us their own dream of having a school there. To have a Habitat family move into this neighborhood and enjoy the benefits of that project is our dream come true.
Congratulations, Nelson and Rosa and family!