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Habitat Home Ready

Updated: Tuesday, August 26 2014, 12:32 PM CDT

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SANGAMON COUNTY IS GIVING ANOTHER HOME... TO A LOCAL FAMILY IN  NEED.

THIS MAKES THE FOURTH HOME THE ORGANIZATION
 HAS GIVEN AWAY THIS YEAR...
    THE DEDICATION CEREMONY IS TWO WEEKS FROM NOW...
AND THIS TIME THE KEYS ARE GOING TO RACHEL CREIGHTON.

"We're probably going to put the bed right by the window..and then..dresser..right over there..and then I have actually a full walk in closet."

26-YEAR-OLD RACHEL CREIGHTON IS JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM OWNING A BRAND NEW HOME..

"Words can't even express, we are just so thrilled..this is such a huge deal for us."


THE SPRINGFIELD NATIVE IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR CHILDREN... WHO NEEDED TO IMPROVE HER CURRENT LIVING SITUATION FOR HER FAMILY.
THAT'S WHEN A FRIEND SUGGESTED SHE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

"When Habitat came in and did the home interview, we had just like a horrible living situation and at that time that was all I could afford, we weren't going anywhere, it was basically a cracker jack box."

AND NEARLY THREE MONTHS LATER,

"It's like a room with a little tub in it...and connects to the master bathroom."


"THE FINAL STAGES OF THE FOUR BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM HOME...ARE NEARLY COMPLETE..."

"Because you can have nearly one, two and then three people using the bathroom all at the same time..i thought that was amazing."

"We hope to have the counters in and all the rest of the closet doors in and we hope to have it ready by the end of the month."

AND LIKE EVERY HABITAT HOME RECIPIENT, RACHEL HAD SOME REQUIREMENTS OF HER OWN.

"Habitat gives a hand up...not a hand out..so Rachel has had to put in a lot of sweat equity hours."

"You have to work 250 hours on your home and other volunteer things."

THAT HARD WORK, THE VERY REASON RACHEL SAYS SHE AND HER CHILDREN ARE DEEPLY GRATEFUL

"It makes you apreciate it 20 times more because you know the work that had to go into this home for you to be able to live here."


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