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KPRC Habitat Home Build 2018 underway


HOUSTON – It's that time of year again! KPRC 2 is working to build the walls for a new Houston Habitat for Humanity home.

This is our fifth Habitat build.

KPRC 2 is proud to partner with Gallery Furniture to help make this project happen.

Last year, we worked on a home for the Gomez family, who said their home was a "blessing."

PHOTOS: Inside the Habitat for Humanity Build 2018

The build started bright and early at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Special thanks to our other sponsors: Frontier Utilities, Village Plumbing, Freddy's Steakburgers, Shipley Do-Nuts, Pappas Restaurants and Sprouts Farmers Market.

"I feel like it's too good to be true! A dream come true not only for myself, but for my family," said Linda Sanchez, one of the people applying to live in this home.

VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity volunteer excited about building home

"I've already done a couple courses, went to classes and I feel like it helps you. It helps you to know what minor things to fix in your home and save money for emergencies," Sanchez said.

Families like Sanchez earn Habitat Homes by putting in sweat equity, going through classes and paying mortgage. She said it would be an amazing blessing for her to get the home.

"This is something I've been trying to go through and I would always doubt myself. 'No, you can't do it, you can't do it.' Until finally, I said, "What can I lose?'" Sanchez said.

She said when she got the call she was in the running for the home and was shocked but thrilled. Sanchez said she feels like she's showing her kids that you never give up.

For more information about how to volunteer with Houston Habitat for Humanity or apply, go to houstonhabitat.org.

Check out our 360 video as the #KPRCHabitatHome build continues at our station. Look for more videos and photos at www.click2houston.com and live reports on KPRC2 News! With Houston Habitat for Humanity

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Good morning, everyone! We’re building our 5th Habitat for Humanity home this morning! I’ll be live all day - check back for our progress! #KPRCHabitatHome KPRC2 / Click2Houston

Posted by KPRC2 Justin Stapleton on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity build progress

It's BUILD DAY! Our 5th home and they finally gave me the keys to the bobcat! KPRC2 / Click2Houston #KPRCHabitatHome Houston Habitat for Humanity

Posted by KPRC2 Britta Merwin on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity build underway