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Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes this weekend

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Two families were handed keys to their new homes Saturday.

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held by Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka branch at Tangerine Avenue in Sanford.

The organization celebrates its 10th Anniversary of “Women Build,” a transformative experience.

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The program enables women and men to help families in Seminole County and Apopka, according to Habitat for Humanity.

This year, the organization raised $200,000 between sponsorships and individual fundraising events. Two families purchased the homes.

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Mary Hawkins always dreamed of building an affordable home for her two children.

Carletha and Eugene Nathan had always wanted to have their own house for 40 years. The couple can have their 20 grandchildren visit their new home.

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“With the cost of homeownership going through the roof in our community, hardworking neighbors can’t afford to rent, much less buy a house,” said Habitat Seminole-Apopka CEO Penny Seater.

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Michelle Shore, WFTV.com

Michelle Shore joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2023 as a Content Creator.