First and foremost, I want to thank Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and all of its employees and volunteers. This is quite possibly the greatest opportunity that I have ever received, to be selected to work with Habitat for Humanity to build my home. I have always dreamed of owning my own home, but never thought that I would be able to accomplish my goal.
I have always been very independent, and have never been one to ask for help. But with a stalled economy comes great challenges. When most of your income goes to rent, it is very hard to make ends meet, let alone try to put together enough to buy your own home. I never thought that, as a single person, there would be any opportunities for me to get any help. Thank goodness for Habitat for Humanity! If not for them, I don’t think I would be able to stay in Dane County.
I am so grateful to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County to accept me into their program. I am looking forward to working with them and all of the fantastic volunteers in building not only my home, but helping to build other homes in other communities. To be able to have my parents, and my brothers and their families come to visit, in a home that I helped to build, will fill me with a sense of accomplishment unlike any I have ever felt before. I can’t think of enough ways to say or show just how grateful I am for this once in a lifetime opportunity.