Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County (HFHECPC) on Sept. 8 hosted a double groundbreaking ceremony for two homes on Church Avenue in Dade City.
Habitat staff joined Bellvis Hooks and Sonja Wenzel, along with their family and friends, at the dedication.
“We are so happy to start building these two homes,” said Crystal Lazar, CEO and president of HFHECPC, in a news release.
“They are the final homes in this five-home neighborhood in downtown Dade City. These families have worked very hard to have the opportunity to become homeowners, and we are so proud of how far they have come,” said Lazar.
Hooks and her four children acknowledged that this has been a long journey, but they are encouraged by the progress that the groundbreaking represents, and they are excited to work on their own home.
Wenzel brought her family so they could see the location of their new home.
Standing in the quiet residential neighborhood, Wenzel’s son Kenneth remarked, “I really like this area. I can’t wait to move in here and make it our home.”
Watching the homes become a reality is something Habitat staffers hope will become a cherished memory for the families.
Published September 22, 2021
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