One Board at a Time


It may have been a chilly afternoon, but that didn’t stop the volunteers from habitat for humanity.
Helping one lucky lady here in the Wabash Valley. Mother of three Andrea Stanley is excited about building her home one nail at time on the north side of Terre Haute.

“I might get a little emotional…but this is something that I’ve… this has been my number one goal for myself but more so for my children,” says Stanley. Her 18 year old son Abel agrees, “I’m really happy that I get my own home.”

Getting to this point for Andrea hasn’t been easy. “I’m a teen mom. I’ve had to figure out a lot of different things through life, like knowing how do to do certain stuff, but habitat has actually helped me,” continues Stanley.

This is the 65th home they have built in Vigo County. Andrea can breathe a sigh of relief and is looking forward to what the future holds. “This is a huge weight that is about to be lifted off of my shoulders, and it kind of be able to say now what? Now what’s next, possibly be able to go back to school. Do something else than work.”

In order to be eligible to have a house built for them, the habitat homeowner has to put in 50 hours of sweat equity. Now, it’s been said that the Stanley home will be completed some time in September.

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