(December 5, 2013 – Bryan, TX) For the first time, four Bryan families will spend Christmas together in their own safe, decent homes. B/CS Habitat for Humanity will dedicate four homes this month, two Dec. 7 and two Dec. 9. For the four families and their combined eight children, this Christmas promises to be a good one! All are welcome to attend the dedication ceremonies at each house and wish the families a Merry Christmas (dates and times below). All four homes are in Habitat’s new Faith Subdivision in Bryan.
The completion of these homes is the culmination of a lot of hard work and community support. Daphne Nix, one of the future homeowners and a BISD employee for the last ten years, has been battling thyroid cancer throughout the building process, but still shows up to work on her house every Saturday. Her home sponsor, The Circle of Women, are local women who raised over $50,000 to help fund her home and then provided many of the volunteers to help build it.
The Sanchez’ are a close family of five, but had to spend many years apart. Alfredo moved to the U.S. from Mexico thirty years ago, but due to delays with immigration, was only able to bring his wife and three children here in 2009. Alfredo’s wife, Maria, wrote a thank you note to their home sponsor, the Mervin and Annette Peters family, and expressed how much they appreciate the opportunities they’re receiving in the U.S. “The people have been patient and companionate with our family,” she wrote. “We will forever be grateful to you for all that you have done to help us.”
The other future homeowners, Juan and Karina Aguirre and Marisa Vasquez, have been sponsored by Texas A&M student groups, BUILD and Aggie Habitat. Both groups raised the money to sponsor the homes and also brought hundreds of volunteers this semester to build them. BUILD, a new organization devoted to the Aggie ideals of unity and service, even built the walls for four additional Habitat homes on campus at the Simpson Drill Field.
The four new homes will make a total of 22 houses in Habitat’s Faith Subdivision, all built in just a little over a year. The final two homes in the neighborhood will be completed in 2014.
What: Habitat dedicating four new homes in Faith Subdivision
Where and When:
Sanchez Family Home Nix Family Home
851 Denise Dr. Bryan, TX 809 Denise Dr. Bryan, TX
December 7, 9:00 a.m. December 7, 10:00 a.m.
Aguirre Family Home Vasquez Family Home
847 Denise Dr. Bryan, TX 801 Denise Dr. Bryan, TX
December 9, 12:00 p.m. December 9, 1:00 p.m.