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Habitat for Humanity Hands Over Home to Family

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

One nail at a time, one board at time, and a lot of sweat equity have built many homes for families who could not otherwise afford to buy one.

On Friday, one more Habitat for Humanity home on the 1800 block of Craig Street was handed over to a worthy family.

For Georgia Lawson, a single mother of three kids under 12 years old, receiving a house from Habitat for Humanity has been a blessing. Moving in by Christmas would be a bonus.

"That's what we want, me and my kids want," Lawson said. "The more volunteers that want to help, the better it is for us."

After all, it is the volunteers that make it all possible. They build a house from the ground up. Corporations like American Bank Center's SMG donated manpower to the Lawson house, as did a group of local firefighters.

"I mean, they'll be stable. We won't have to be looking for another place every time our lease is up," Lawson said. "They'll have a place to grow up and call home."

Lawson was approved for the program in September of 2011. She says home ownership has been a long time coming.

"It's a lot of cabinets. You have a lot of storage for all of your kids' snacks," Lawson said. "I'm really excited. I can't wait."

Time is running out, but Lawson is optimistic that the house will be a home in time for the holidays.

"I'm thinking touch up paint. A lot of little things. I'm thinking I'm going to be in by Christmas," Lawson said.

In the Habitat for Humanity program, Lawson is financially responsible for the mortgage, insurance and property taxes.

If you are interested in applying for a house, or volunteering, call 1-800-422-4828.

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