Golden Crescent Habitat For Humanity Builds 100th Home

It takes hard work to build a house.

But to build a home, well that takes a lot of love.

Volunteers in hard hats spent the morning pounding the pavement all to help one Victoria woman own her own home.

“I’m very very excited for my new house,” says new homeowner Teresa Tijerna.

“We’re excited to help her get into her home and carry on with her journey so..its a joy,” says Junior League President Elect Julia Welder.

Today, the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is building their 100th home in the community. It’s also the very first home in the organization’s new subdivision,Koinonia.

“I do think it makes a big difference in these people’s lives and in our community,” says LeAnne Welder.

Teresa Tijerna is so appreciative that people would volunteer their time to help her. As a family woman and now 25 years employed as a housekeeper, she isn’t afraid of hard work.

“She’s a very hard worker..she holds down 3 jobs and she’s building her habitat home,” LeAnne says.

Tijerna has always wanted to be able to call a place her own. Today those dreams are coming true.

“The difference is now..it’s my house,” Tijerna says.