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Habitat for Humanity Can Use Your Help

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Joseph Pineda and his wife have been putting in some hard work to help build their future neighborhood.

"I've helped on this one, and on the other street over there, I was painting," said Justine Pineda.

Habitat for Humanity is making the Pineda's dream of owning a home, a reality.

"I knew one day, but not this soon," said Joseph. "I'm excited because I'm so young and we're already getting a house so we can build our future," said Justine.

In two weeks, the Pineda's street will go from empty slabs, to occupied homes, thanks to contractors and volunteers who've donated time and money.

It will mean the world to the Pineda's. "A place called home," said Joseph.

It will also mean separate, "big-kid" rooms for their children.

"You know so they can call a place home, cause I never had that and I'm really excited that my kids will always have a place to come home to," said Justine.

Kathy Maurers says that feeling never goes away. She moved into her Habitat home two years ago.

"I slept here for the first night in my chair," said Kathy. "I felt like its my house. I'm sleeping there, its gonna be mine, it is mine!"

Once a single mom, Kathy now has plenty of room for her grandkids' toys.

"Its a place where my kids can come to and they feel welcome and they feel safe and thats something I just hadn't had in quite a while," said Maurers.

A sense of belonging thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

"It just changes people's lives and you couldn't ask for anything better than that," said Mauers.

KBTX is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help raise the rest of the money needed for the Builder's Blitz. The team will be at the Post Oak Mall from 5:30 in the morning, to seven at night.

If you'd like to donate, or volunteer, you can stop by the mall on Thursday. You can also call 823-7200, or go to www.habitatbcs.org.


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