Ten Years Later...

Every family deserves a safe place to call home. A home to call their own. A home filled with love. A home they can depend on. For 26 years, Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka has worked to make that dream of homeownership a reality for the families in our community. Since 1991, our supporters have helped us to empower 272 people by guiding them toward their dream of owning a safe, affordable home. That's no small thing.

When families receive the keys to their new homes, they unlock the doors to better, brighter futures. Behind the doors of these homes, grades are getting better, health is improving, and family life is changing for the good.

Meet Ginger, a Habitat homeowner who partnered with us ten years ago! As a single mother, she was supporting herself and her daughter completely on her own. With the average monthly rental fee in the Seminole County area running at $1,027, life was hard to manage.

 

 Ginger and her daughter, Amaya, at the beginning of their Habitat journey

Ginger and her daughter, Amaya, at the beginning of their Habitat journey

“Life without Habitat would be very different for us,” Ginger shared. Without their new home, they would continue to struggle with heavy financial burdens, and Ginger's daughter would not be able to participate in dance and other activities. They would not have the space to give back and shelter others in their times of need. They would not be able to sit in their backyard and watch the planes fly overhead, traveling to and from the airport near their house. Simple pleasures truly make all the difference in feeling at home.

“I wanted to offer my daughter a home she could grow up in with stability. I have been able to take care of her on my own as a single mother and not depend on anyone. That would not have been possible if I was not able to have an affordable mortgage through Habitat for Humanity.”

 Giner and Amaya on the build site of their soon-to-be new home

Giner and Amaya on the build site of their soon-to-be new home

Strength, stability, and self-reliance have been restored, and Ginger has now enjoyed being a Habitat homeowner for ten years!

“We’re not just making it day by day here, we’re thriving.”

Contributions of time, energy, and money to Habitat are gifts that truly keep on giving… even a whole decade later! Without your support, these homeownership dreams wouldn’t come true. We ask that you continue to help us make each year even better than the last! #GiveTheGiftThatBuilds to your community when you give your time, efforts, money, or voice to Habitat. Every gift helps a family to help themselves, and together, we can continue to create a world where everyone has a decent place to call home.