Katie has been a certified nursing assistant for 13 years and loves helping people every day. Having worked hard to reduce debt and improve her credit over the past four years, Katie’s prayers were answered with her acceptance into the Habitat program. “I believe all that effort makes me value it even more,” she says. Katie and her daughters, Tennley (6) and Mikala (4), rent a house that needs a lot of work. Though they’ll have plenty of room in their new home, Katie’s girls are most excited to share bunk beds and have a place where their imaginations can run wild.
Tears welling up in her eyes, Katie says, “I want this for my kids. I want them to grow up happy, to have a stable home and know their Mommy worked hard to make this happen for us.” Volunteering wasn’t part of Katie’s upbringing, but she’s enjoyed doing her sweat equity in ReStore and on Habitat sites and hopes to instill in her daughters a spirit of service. “This entire process has been transformative. I can’t wait to start new family traditions with my daughters in my home!
Your generous gift this holiday season will bring Katie and her girls one step closer to seeing that dream become a reality in 2018. The “hand-up” that you help to provide through your financial support is a critically important ingredient in our recipe for family success!