On Friday, July 8th, the Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity invited six families to the Algur H. Meadows Education building behind their main office on Lake Street in Bryan under the guise that they had some additional paperwork to complete in their applications to partner with the BCS Habitat affiliate to become homeowners. Little did they know, they were about to get some exciting news for their families and their futures. Check out the video here.
As the families gathered and took their seats, Director of Family Services, Jennifer Cruz, made the announcement that they had been accepted in the BCS Habitat for Humanity partner family program. Surrounding BCS Habitat and BCS Habitat ReStore staff clapped and welcomed the families to the program, distributing traditional acceptance gifts, a calculator and a hammer, as well as a certificate of acceptance. The calculator symbolizes the families’ start of the financial understanding of the program through their workshop classes on budgeting and homeownership. The hammer represents the work the families will put towards their new homes and helping others as they begin their sweat equity hours.
The impact the BCS Habitat has on the families is apparent with this group of new partner families; four of the six families have relatives who are current Habitat homeowners. We are excited to have all six families partner with the Bryan/College Station Habitat and look forward to sharing more with you about their stories and how they are working towards homeownership through the Habitat partner family program.