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Habitat for Humanity to break ground on 71st build for local Killeen family

Special to the HHES

Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the Ramirez Family Ground Breaking on Saturday, April 8, 2017 starting at 10 a.m., located at 3204 Valencia Ave, Killeen, TX.  Ms. Anita Ramirez and her four children are so excited to move forward towards their new home.

Ms. Ramirez is originally from the San Antonio, TX area and came to Killeen to provide a better life for her and her 4 children. “I cried when they told me I am approved to be a Habitat family”, stated Nita. “I’m glad I was sitting down when they called, or I would have fallen over on the floor”.

Nita is no stranger to Habitat for Humanity. Her father, Ron Gregory, retired from Habitat for Humanity International, in Georgia. Nita had an opportunity to take a photo with President Jimmy Carter, while holding her oldest child and pregnant with her second. “It was great to meet, and get a picture with, one of the best volunteers Habitat has”, Nita expressed. I am still amazed, pinching myself to see if it’s really real”!

To all community members who provided monetary support, sponsorships, and partnerships we appreciate you!  United Way Greater Fort Hood Area, Cornerstone Baptist Church, First United Methodist-Killeen, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Realty Executives, PDI, Pamela & Bobby Thomas, Dagmar Riley, David Yonkey, Painting – With a Twist and many donors who want to remain anonymous; we want you to know, YOU are appreciated. To the MANY volunteers who donated hundreds of hours and too many restaurants that fed you to list, we salute each of you!  You are the building blocks of the Habitat home!

About Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity

Fort Hood Area County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a non-profit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, Christian housing ministry dedicated to seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.  We build Strength, Stability, Self-Reliance, and shelter for low-income families using volunteer labor and providing a zero percent mortgage on the cost of the home to the family. Habitat provides a hand-UP, not a hand-OUT.

For those who would like to sponsor future builds or for more information, please contact us today at our Habitat office, 254-680-4007.  Visit the web site at www.FHAHFH.org, come by the office at 2601 Atkinson Ave, Killeen, Texas 76543, or contact by email at habitat@fhahfh.org.


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