Habitat for Humanity is building a new home for a local family on Giving Tuesday

The Crossroads community came together to help build a house for a homeowner in need.

“I really can’t put it into words because I’m going to go from the little room that I’m living in, to this room that has air conditioning and everything that I need in it. So it’s been a blessing and I feel very blessed,” said Dalila Briseno a homeowner who’s getting a new home built by Habitat for Humanity of the Golden Crescent.

Briseno lost her home in 2017 to Hurricane Harvey, she said the storm caused so much damage.

“It moved it off the foundation, broke some windows, and a tree fell on the roof and it made a hole in the roof. So the foundation… we were never going to be able to get it fixed again because the foundation was totally off. In fact our doors weren’t even closing,” said Briseno.

Katy Walterscheidt, the Marketing Manager for Habitat for Humanity of the Golden Crescent said,
“All of the walls that were built today by the youth will go to Dalila to build a new safe home for her”.

It’s Giving Tuesday, a nationwide movement where people donate their time or money to an organization to give back. On Tuesday evening several children gave their time to help Briseno start building her new home, but she describes how she felt when her old home was demolished.

“I was kind of bitter about my house because my house was built in 1932 so it has all my kids and grandkids handprints on it, and I was kind of hesitant about getting it torn down, but when it went down I was excited about it coming back up,” said Briseno.

If you want to be a part of Giving Tuesday you still have time to donate to an organization. It doesn’t end until 11:59 p.m. To learn more about Giving Tuesday click here.