Family gets keys to new KPRC Habitat Home

HOUSTON – KPRC 2 is proud to have teamed up with Houston Habitat for Humanity and Star Furniture to dedicate the 2016 KPRC Habitat Home to a deserving family.

Tuesday, Abdel and Laila Amraoui and their three children received the keys to their new home in a dedication ceremony.  

Abdel, a polio survivor, came to the states from Casablanca as a student of economics in 2001.

He learned English and got a full-time job with the IRS in the Taxpayer-Advocacy Division.

He waited eight years for Laila to join him. Now he's happy his two sons and daughter will finally have a house to call home.

"We're so excited to get out and move to a better place," Abdel said. "To them its going to be a big change. They're going to have their own space where they can do their homework -- have their own area -- it's big for us."

"It was like a big dream and to get the big house really we cannot believe that," Laila said. "We are so happy. We are so excited. Thank you Habitat, thank you."

The family is planning a Moroccan feast as a thank you to Habitat and its volunteers.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, including how to volunteer, please visit Click2Houston.com/habitat-for-humanity.