Habitat for Humanity Saves Family's Home

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

VERONA -- Neighbors are helping neighbors in Verona, repairing a home once believed to be "too far gone."

They are saving the Rosas family's home - and saving them over $30,000. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity's Critical Home Repair program.

This morning, workers put the finishing touches on the Rosas' home in Verona. The house needed work on the foundation, a new bathroom, new wiring and a new roof.

Tammy Rosas owns the house and lives there with her husband and four kids. She says it has been a long road from contractors saying her home was not worth fixing, to today, when Habitat finished the project.

"These people see that people need help, and it's just amazing to see how people are willing to give their time to come and help someone they don't even know," Rosas said. "It makes us feel very grateful, and respect everyone."

As part of the program, the Rosas family will pay back the cost of the repair - about $20,000 - without interest. They also will pay it forward by helping out on other habitat projects.

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