"I am very grateful to have a Habitat home. I'm overjoyed by all the volunteers that have come and supported it. I'm just on cloud nine! My dream's come true!"
A duplex on Hecate Street in Nanaimo was our next building project. Jo-Anne, a single working mom, with her son and Kerry, Laura and their son were selected to be the future homeowners.
Jo-Anne said, “It really is a miracle. I almost had a heart attack when they called me and told me. Where we live right now we’ve had some security issues. There was an incident where some guy was loose in our complex with a handgun. Not only will we feel safer in our new home, my son will be able to have a pet, a yard to pitch a tent and hang pictures in his room.”
Keri the second homeowner commented, “Our hydro bills in our rental can be as high as $300 a month. This will be a green house and they say that our bills will be under $100 a month for heating. That’s what we’re looking forward to.”
Both families moved into their new homes in December 2012. On moving into her new, home Jo-Anne expressed her gratitude saying, “I am very grateful to have a Habitat home. I’m overjoyed by all the volunteers that have come and supported it. I’m just on cloud nine! My dream’s come true!“