Habitat builds family a home

by Christa Lollis

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -Shinequia Roberson has watched her new house in Hudson go from just a few two by fours to a fully framed home. It's all thanks to First United Methodist and a letter she got from Habitat for Humanity more than a year ago.

She explained, "When I got home one evening and checked the mail and it was around five forty five and I received the letter and it said they were going to be at the Lufkin Mall at six o'clock so I just had to rush over there and I barely made it."

Then two months ago she got the call that she, her son and her two foster kids had been waiting for. Habitat chose them for their next project. Roberson says, "I was excited. We were excited cause we've always lived in apartments so we was excited whenever she called."

And she says not renting anymore is the best part. "That I own my own home and I like the area that it's in."

The family is getting a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house but Robersons son says it's the garage he's excited about. "My mom says she's gonna put our bikes in and that's the best part about it," he explained.

The house has come a long way in two months thanks to the many volunteers from the church and the family knows, they couldn't have any of this if it weren't for them. "Basically just thank you and we appreciate it. Everything that they're doing you know I know they have family's to take care of too and I just want to say thank you. We appreciate it," Roberson said.

Now, they're just waiting to get the keys and start moving in.