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dawnMy name is Don. I am a single mother of 3 children and I began my partnership with Habitat for Humanity in July of 2016. Since the beginning of 2016, I had been looking into buying a home, but could never apply for one due to my credit.

I came across Habitat through a dear friend of mine named, Victoria Walton, who told me about what the organization was all about. I went to an orientation in April of 2016 and was blown away. During the orientation, I was told what to expect from Habitat and what was expected of the applicants. They let us know that Habitat was there to help us purchase a home!! We were told we would have to work hard and prove that this was what we wanted to do and that Habitat would be here for us every step of the way. I left the orientation with great joy and a new sense of hope in my heart. I believed every word said that night and it was all true!!

In my time with Habitat for Humanity of York County, I have learned so much invaluable information that I would have never learned had I not partnered with them. I’ve learned how to build up my credit, pay my bills on time- which is a great feeling by the way, what to expect when buying a home, how to take care of a new home, how to balance my finances, the list goes on. I love volunteering for Habitat – whether it’s in the ReStore or on a construction site – because everyone who works for Habitat are genuinely good people who care about the people they are helping and it shows. My children and I are beyond excited about getting our new home!!