A lucky Winnipeg family will receive a new home today, built by volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba and the Tachane Foundation.
The single mother of three and her children will move into the 864-square-foot bungalow on Laura Street, situated on the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus.
“To see everything coming together, it’s so real. I want to thank everyone who has made this possible for me and my family,” said new homeowner Michelle. “When I became a mother at 15 I didn’t think in 15 years I’d have the opportunity to be a homeowner.”
More than 100 volunteers helped with the 10-day build, which included U of M staff, students, instructors and faculty members.
“We live in a wonderful world because Michelle, a Habitat partner family will now have the opportunity to purchase her first home and will experience the pride of homeownership,” said Sandy Hopkins, CEO Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.
The keys will be turned off during a ceremony at 10 a.m.