Habitat Bucks dedicated its 116th home for a single mother and her family in Morrisville this weekend.
Evita and her two children are currently living doubled up with family. In an interview with Evita she explained her family’s struggles.
“Right now it’s just me and my two kids, Jason and Ava and we are living with my dad just to save money.”
Evita believed homeownership was out of the question because expenses were too high, until she found Habitat.
106 volunteers worked over 1300 hours on this project according to Habitat Bucks
Executive Director Florence Kawozka. Habitat Bucks relies on 70% of their volunteers to help build these homes.
Evita said how grateful she was that people she doesn’t even know came out and dedicated their time to build a home for her and her family.
“It’s so heartwarming, it was awesome meeting all of these people and being able to share this moment with them,” Evita said. “I want to thank my family for being so supportive, all of my friends and everyone who came out to habitat to help me build my home, I really appreciate it.”
Jeane Vidoni President and CEO of Penn Community Bank, which donate $100,000 to the family, gave the family the key to enter their new home. Penn Community Bank has been a long time supporter of Habitat and has contributed various amounts of time and dedication to Habitat Bucks.
Habitat Bucks congratulated Evita and her family on their achievement of becoming homebuyers and reaching their goal.
WBCB’s Kayla Santiago contributed to this post.