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After the trauma of losing his mother as a teenager Nick had to make some difficult decisions to get and keep his life on track. This lead to his receiving his GED, maintaining a good job record and getting married. The couple’s vision has been to have a safe healthy environment for their three sons to grow up in. Before applying for a Habitat home Amber and Nick shared a small older home that presented everyday challenges.
They were reminded of living the American dream as they watched and worked with 30 other Habitat volunteers and staff to erect the walls of the first home in Dodd Meadows, their dream home. The couples hope and faith for a home was coming to fruition. Nick and Amber were determined that the Habitat build day would be a success as they trudged through the mud dressed for the cold windy day.
One of Nick’s coworkers said, “This is exactly the type of family that Habitat was created for”. Henderson County Habitat is excited with Nick and Amber and other new families as a new community is built and the Habitat mission perseveres.
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