Habitat for Humanity donates first renovated house in the Wiregrass

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit housing organization working in local communities around 70 countries with a vision of a world where everyone has a place to lay their head at night.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Habitat for Humanity has had problems getting resources to build houses.

So here in the Wiregrass, the local Habitat for Humanity has started a new program for renovating existing houses.

And with the help from Wells Fargo, they were able to make someone’s dream a reality.

“This is the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people,” member of Habitat For Humanity, Dr. Mike Tew said. “To bring a house together for someone who has been in less than desirable conditions. So we are really proud of this new project. It is our first rehab house.”

On Friday, the first of these houses was awarded to one Dothan woman who couldn’t contain her excitement.

“I haven’t slept in three nights. I’m just grateful. I was so excited to get in here,” House Recipient, Vanessa Graham said. “Especially when I saw all the people and how they were working on it. And everyone behind the scenes. We don’t see the people crunching the numbers, looking at the screens, making phone calls on my behalf.”

According to Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, it takes around 50 people to get a job like this completed. But it is all worth it in the end to see a smile on that person’s face.

“It is just incredible to see, we think about the impact on a grand scale so often, but really it’s about every individual we have helped,” Premier Banker from Wells Fargo, Paul Swanson said. “And just seeing how important this is to her, that impact is just hard to measure.”

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