Category Archives: Homeowner Story

Navy Vet is Latest Homeowner

Navy vet and mother of four is latest Habitat beneficiary (Marietta Daily Journal, September 18, 2017, staff report) A disabled military veteran has a new home in Austell for her family thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and Nissan. [Picture: From left are Amanda Tucker from UCB, Inc.; Carol Shaddix from Cobb EMC…
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No More Mortgage!

Myra came into our office today to pay off her mortgage! She sat down with us to talk about it. Click here for the video, or read the transcript below. Interviewer: We are here with one of our Habitat homeowners who has just paid off her house.  Tell me about that. Myra:  Thank you.  My…
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From One Family to Another

At a recent Marietta house dedication, the new homeowner shared that the house she was moving into had originally belonged to the grandmother of one of the volunteers.  Click here or on the picture to watch the video or read the transcript below. New Homeowner: This gentleman just shared with me, this was your mom’s...…
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Home Sweet Home

Andrea Blackstone, 42, cries in the living room of her new Smyrna home Thursday morning. The Habitat for Humanity house was constructed for Blackstone, who works two jobs while looking after three children, four grandchildren and her mother. / Staff-Shaddi Abusaid (Marietta Daily Journal, 06/30/2017) By Shaddi Abusaid, sabusaid@mdjonline.com SMYRNA — There wasn’t a dry eye…
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Let’s Make a Deal Contestant

One of our homeowners, Ann, was on Let’s Make A Deal hosted by Wayne Brady. She was part of the Mother’s Day show. Her youngest son is currently performing in Las Vegas as part of the Cirque Du Soleil MJ One (Michael Jackson). She won a cash prize and all of the moms in the studio…
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Stephanie Starts a New Chapter

Interviewer:  I am here with Stephanie and she is one excited lady. Would you like to tell us why you are excited? Stephanie: I am here because I have paid off my mortgage. Yes! Yes! Yes! It is still a little surreal right now but yes, I am very excited. I have finally paid it…
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Letter from a Veteran

Our Family Homeowner Services people recently received a letter from a veteran who participated in The Home Depot Foundation Veteran Repair Program.  Her words warmed our hearts.  We wanted to share it with you. Dear Ms. Currie: I just wanted to drop a line to let you know how much I appreciate all your group has…
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Fantastic Birthday

On Daryl’s 62nd birthday, he treated himself to something very special.  He and his wife, Theresa, dropped off the check that paid off the mortgage on their house. In 1998, Daryl, Theresa, their three children and one grandchild were living in the Savannah Oaks apartment complex. They applied to Habitat, and were shown a house…
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Still Going, Still Growing

Yesterday, Maggie came in to show us a 35 pound watermelon she had grown.  Maggie is 85 and she is our oldest homeowner. Maggie was working in her yard and noticed an unusual plant.  She took a picture and Googled it to learn that she had a watermelon.  Since Maggie had not planted any watermelons,…
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