"I am thankful for my house that I live in because my mom built it with her own hands. I am also thankful to finally get my own room. We come from a one-bedroom apartment, so moving here was a blessing. Moving here gave me the opportunity to go to [a new] school and meet new friends."
"This home is more than a house. It is a home with love, built with love and hope and dreams, because of Habitat for Humanity. You've given our family hope - no matter how bad things get or have been in the past. God has blessed our family with the caring, supportive, concerned, kind people at Habitat."
"Partnering with Habitat of McLean County to build a home for my family was the single most exciting, accomplished, humbling, thrilling, trying, faith building and joyous times of my life. From the incredibly giving people I met through the process to the strength I found in myself, I was blessed at every turn. My build occurred during a recession period of our US economy that some were saying would be like the Great Depression or worse. [I] saw people come together to help someone they didn't know because it was the right thing to do and because it brought them joy; I couldn't believe that the worst was coming [and] I was seeing the best in people. I'm so grateful for that experience as well as the home we built."
"I am so very Thankful for Habitat for Humanity; it’s truly a game changer for the families who deserve a well-earned boost in improving their lives... It's a lot of hard work, it's very challenging mentally and physically, and this change in my family was made possible through several attributes. First and foremost, my wanting to work hard and be a good provider for my children… Second, Habitat for Humanity in believing in me and my desire to do the right things and be a good partner family... And lastly, this project brought 3 churches of different denominations together to be the working hands of One Jesus who is and will always be the center point and foundation of our lives and New Home."