Thank you Keller Outdoor, Inc. for donating the beautiful landscaping for our 50th house.
Historic Double Celebration
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Unfortunately, Tynisha Dunnell wasn't present when the announcement was made. "I was at the airport, dropping my daughter and son off. They were going to visit family and I was feeling really sad because I was already missing them."
Then she got the call.
It was her husband Troy and he had big news. He was on the job site contributing "sweat equity" when the Family Partnership Committee made it official: They were the family selected to be our newest Habitat homeowners. "Oh my God, it was unbelievable!" was her reaction.
For Tynisha, Troy, 17-year old Avani, 10-year old Jevon and 18-month old Ailyn - currently living with Troy's parents in cramped conditions - accepting the house keys(and traditional Bible and hammer) at the dedication will give them a new lease on life.
"I'm looking forward to having a place for my children to grow up," Tynisha said. "Some place they can always call home. I have a whole photo album in my phone of the construction, from just the foundation to walls going up, a roof and so on. It's amazing just looking at the pictures."
Not only did Troy and Tynisha put in their time on the home's construction, Avani also rolled up her sleeves. Tynisha would even bring Jevon around to check on the progress, making for one happy boy.
And as fate would ordain, the Dunnell's new home is right across the street from the Lee's, our very first Habitat home, built 20 years ago. We've come full circle for this proud chapter in our history.