Dream of owning home comes true - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Dream of owning home comes true

October 7, 2004

Valdosta - With every board cut and every nail that's hammered, Angelina Vinson is one step closer to owning her own home. "Words can't express it, I've never owned anything of my own," said Vinson.

She's been renting a small home, and before that, she was staying in a shelter. Now the dream of something bigger and better is coming true, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. "I'm getting a four bedroom house with two bathrooms," said Vinson.

And its all happened in less than a week at Habitat's annual Building on Faith build. "The churches and faith based groups get together and we literally build on faith," said Stuart Mullis, Habitat for Humanity Director.

Angelina has something special in common with her neighbors. Every house on this street, in fact every single house in the whole neighborhood, was built by Habitat volunteers. "It's like we're all a big family, everyone's worked together to get the house so basically you could say this is a family unit living out here," said Vinson.

"There's almost 50 homes in this neighborhood and its a neighborhood dedicated to what people can do for other people when they have a good feeling in their hearts," said Mullis.

Angelina hopes she and her three kids can move into their new home by the end of this month, just in time for her 40th birthday.

posted at 4:00 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police searching for 2 men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away

    Police searching for 2 men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:21:58 GMT
    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. (Source: WALB)Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. (Source: WALB)

    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. 

    More >>

    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. 

    More >>
  • Bankers aim to help folks with disabilities

    Bankers aim to help folks with disabilities

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:20:46 GMT
    Bankers and city leaders in Valdosta joined together to help people with disabilities. (Source: WALB)Bankers and city leaders in Valdosta joined together to help people with disabilities. (Source: WALB)

    Folks got together for a round table discussion Monday afternoon. Participants discussed financial accessibility issues for community members with disabilities.  

    More >>

    Folks got together for a round table discussion Monday afternoon. Participants discussed financial accessibility issues for community members with disabilities.  

    More >>
  • Thomas Co. man sentenced to prison time for child molestation

    Thomas Co. man sentenced to prison time for child molestation

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:19:40 GMT
    (Source:Thomas Co. Jail)(Source:Thomas Co. Jail)

    A Thomas County man, convicted of child molestation, will now be spending up to 30 years in Prison. Travis Smith,42,  was sentenced Friday to two concurrent 30-year prison sentences. Smith was convicted in January. He was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and sodomy. Copyright 2017 WALB.  All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A Thomas County man, convicted of child molestation, will now be spending up to 30 years in Prison. Travis Smith,42,  was sentenced Friday to two concurrent 30-year prison sentences. Smith was convicted in January. He was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and sodomy. Copyright 2017 WALB.  All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly